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drive (n):
the act of applying force to propel something
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after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
Related Words: thrust
drive (n):
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
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he supported populist campaigns.
they worked in the cause of world peace.
the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant.
the movement to end slavery.
contributed to the war effort

Related Words: campaigncrusade
drive (n):
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
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he took the family for a drive in his new car
Related Words: ride
drive (n):
the act of driving a herd of animals overland
drive (n):
(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
drive (n):
hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
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he sliced his drive out of bounds
Related Words: driving
drive (n):
a wide scenic road planted with trees
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the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
drive (n):
a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
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a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
drive (n):
(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
drive (n):
a road leading up to a private house
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they parked in the driveway
drive (n):
the trait of being highly motivated
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his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
drive (n):
a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
drive (v):
move into a desired direction of discourse
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What are you driving at?
drive (v):
hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
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drive the game
drive (v):
hunting: search for game
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drive the forest
drive (v):
cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
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The amplifier drives the tube.
steam drives the engines.
this device drives the disks for the computer
drive (v):
excavate horizontally
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drive a tunnel
drive (v):
hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
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drive a ball
drive (v):
strike with a driver, as in teeing off
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drive a golf ball
drive (v):
cause to move back by force or influence
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repel the enemy.
push back the urge to smoke.
beat back the invaders

Related Words: push backrepelrepulse
drive (v):
cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
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drive the ball far out into the field
drive (v):
push, propel, or press with force
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Drive a nail into the wall
drive (v):
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
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She rammed her mind into focus.
He drives me mad

Related Words: ram
drive (v):
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
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She finally drove him to change jobs
drive (v):
travel or be transported in a vehicle
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We drove to the university every morning.
They motored to London for the theater

Related Words: motor
drive (v):
proceed along in a vehicle
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We drive the turnpike to work
drive (v):
operate or control a vehicle
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drive a car or bus.
Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
drive (v):
urge forward
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drive the cows into the barn
drive (v):
cause someone or something to move by driving
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She drove me to school every day.
We drove the car to the garage
drive (v):
move by being propelled by a force
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The car drove around the corner
drive (v):
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
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She tugged for years to make a decent living.
We have to push a little to make the deadline!
She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Related Words: laborlabourpush
drive (v):
work as a driver
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He drives a bread truck.
She drives for the taxi company in Newark
drive (v):
to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
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She is driven by her passion
drive (v):
have certain properties when driven
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This car rides smoothly.
My new truck drives well

Related Words: ride
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