the action of driving by a specified locality, object, etc.: a drive-by of Nelson's Monument.
a drive-by shooting: The gang member was killed in a drive-by.
consisting of or featuring a drive-by: We boarded the sightseeing bus for a drive-by tour of the nation's capital.
occurring while driving past a person, object, etc.: a drive-by shooting.
casual; superficial; offhand: a drive-by news analysis.
involving a brief stay in a hospital, clinic, etc.: a drive-by mastectomy.
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How to use drive-by in a sentence
On Sept. 7, 1996, Tupac was targeted and killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios | M.L. Nestel | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The archaeologists I did connect with were not interested in drive-by interviews.
The following year, both Tupac and B.I.G. were killed in similar drive-by shootings—Tupac in Las Vegas, and B.I.G. in Los Angeles.New Details Emerge in Suge Knight Shooting at Chris Brown's Pre-VMAs Party on the Sunset Strip | Marlow Stern | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A suicide bomber with cold feet, a road machinery operator with a vengeance and drive-by shooters have Israelis on edge.As Gaza War Comes Home to Israel, a Reluctant Suicide Bomber Emerges | Itay Hod | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
More, his drive-by shouting has had the complete adverse effect, building into the most unlikely of successful comedy careers.How 'Billy on the Street' Star Billy Eichner Turned Screaming at Strangers Into Comedy Gold | Kevin Fallon | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST