verb (used with object), drove [drohv] /droʊv/ or (Archaic) drave [dreyv], /dreɪv/, driv·en [driv-uhn], /ˈdrɪv ən/, driv·ing.
- to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove him home with a scratch single.
- to cause (a run) to be scored by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove in two runs.
- to hit or propel (a ball, puck, shuttlecock, etc.) very hard.
- to kick (a ball) with much force.
- to chase (game).
- to search (a district) for game.
verb (used without object), drove [drohv] /droʊv/ or (Archaic) drave [dreyv], /dreɪv/, driv·en [driv-uhn], /ˈdrɪv ən/, driv·ing.
- an act or instance of driving a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like.
- the flight of such a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like, that has been driven with much force.
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Hall and three others drove the teenager to a motel room in Arkansas, where they assaulted her and then beat her with a shovel before she was buried alive.Supreme Court continues capital punishment trend with Barrett on the bench|Robert Barnes|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Walmart partners with self-driving startup Nuro to test autonomous grocery delivery in HoustonWalmart is buying JoyRun assets to add ‘peer-to-peer’ product delivery|Brian Heater|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
“There’s a pretty long history behind different retailers attempting to drive their suppliers to label their products,” Bateman said.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
We had lost cell reception on the drive in, and I have not missed it for a second.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Nina had never heard her son this emotional before, and she inched to the edge of the bed, scanning her closet for clothes and planning a drive to Washington.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
High hills surrounded the lake and the drivable stream was ten miles away.The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan|W. B. Laughead
British Dictionary definitions for drive
verb drives, driving, drove (drəʊv) or driven (ˈdrɪvən)
- to chase (game) from cover into more open ground
- to search (an area) for game
- to cause to penetrate to the fullest extent
- to make clear by special emphasis
- a road for vehicles, esp a private road leading to a house
- (capital when part of a street name)Woodland Drive
- the means by which force, torque, motion, or power is transmitted in a mechanismfluid drive
- (as modifier)a drive shaft