Drive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |draɪv|  American pronunciation of the word drive
Brit.  |drʌɪv|  British pronunciation of the word drive
irregular verb:  p.t. — drove  p.p. — driven


- the act of applying force to propel something(syn: thrust)
- a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
- a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end(syn: campaign, cause, crusade, effort, movement)
- a road leading up to a private house(syn: driveway)
- the trait of being highly motivated
- hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver(syn: driving)
- the act of driving a herd of animals overland

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- operate or control a vehicle
- travel or be transported in a vehicle (syn: motor)
- cause someone or something to move by driving
- force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically(syn: force, ram)
- to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
- cause to move back by force or influence (syn: repel, repulse)
- compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

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He drove the car down a bumpy road.

Do you want to drive or should I?

He is learning to drive.

The car stopped and then drove off.

A car drove by us slowly.

The bus slowly drove away.

We drove all night and arrived at dawn.

We drove 160 miles to get here.

I drive on this route every day.

I drive this route every day.

It's a two-hour drive to the beach.

Her house is an hour's drive east of Los Angeles.

We took a pleasant drive in the country.

Would you like to go for a drive?

A white car was parked in the drive.

Phrasal verbs

drive away  — force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
drive in  — cause a run or runner to be scored
drive off  — force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
drive out  — force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
drive up  — approach while driving

Word forms

I/you/we/they: drive
he/she/it: drives
present participle: driving
past tense: drove
past participle: driven
singular: drive
plural: drives
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