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  • (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
  • a wide scenic road planted with trees
    • the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
  • (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
  • a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
  • a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • the act of driving a herd of animals overland
  • hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • the trait of being highly motivated
    • his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
  • a road leading up to a private house
    • they parked in the driveway
  • a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    • 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
  • a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
  • the act of applying force to propel something
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
    • drive the game
  • hunting: search for game
    • drive the forest
  • cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
    • The amplifier drives the tube
    • steam drives the engines
    • this device drives the disks for the computer
  • excavate horizontally
    • drive a tunnel
  • hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
    • drive a ball
  • strike with a driver, as in teeing off
    • drive a golf ball
  • proceed along in a vehicle
    • We drive the turnpike to work
  • urge forward
    • drive the cows into the barn
  • move by being propelled by a force
    • The car drove around the corner
  • work as a driver
    • He drives a bread truck
    • She drives for the taxi company in Newark
  • have certain properties when driven
    • This car rides smoothly
    • My new truck drives well
  • move into a desired direction of discourse
    • What are you driving at?
  • strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    • 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
  • cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
    • drive the ball far out into the field
  • push, propel, or press with force
    • Drive a nail into the wall
  • compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
    • She finally drove him to change jobs
  • cause to move back by force or influence
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders
  • to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
    • She is driven by her passion
  • force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    • She rammed her mind into focus
    • He drives me mad
  • cause someone or something to move by driving
    • She drove me to school every day
    • We drove the car to the garage
  • travel or be transported in a vehicle
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater
  • operate or control a vehicle
    • drive a car or bus
    • Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
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