[ drahyv-bahy ]

noun,plural drive-bys.
  1. the action of driving by a specified locality, object, etc.: a drive-by of Nelson's Monument.

  2. a drive-by shooting: The gang member was killed in a drive-by.

  1. consisting of or featuring a drive-by: We boarded the sightseeing bus for a drive-by tour of the nation's capital.

  2. occurring while driving past a person, object, etc.: a drive-by shooting.

  1. casual; superficial; offhand: a drive-by news analysis.

  2. involving a brief stay in a hospital, clinic, etc.: a drive-by mastectomy.

Origin of drive-by

Noun, adj. use of verb phrase drive by

Words Nearby drive-by Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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