the act of driving through a specified locality or place, especially driving into a place of business, completing a transaction from one's car, and driving out: a quick drive-through of Beverly Hills;The bank has outside tellers' windows to accept deposits by drive-through.
designed to accommodate or arranged for a drive-through: This gas station has a drive-through car wash.
- Also Informal, drive-thru .
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How to use drive-through in a sentence
This meant that Palestinian taxi drivers had to drive through the Israeli settlement of Bet El.
He starts talking about his big move to New York when he was 21, that drive through the Holland Tunnel to the big city.Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene | Kevin Fallon | November 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their first move will likely be a quick drive through Zaporizhia and Kherson toward… Crimea.
“I drive through the streets and see people without hope,” he says in the elegiac narration that ends the film.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad? | Jimmy So | November 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pope had insisted he drive through the crowd to “hear the voices of concern,” according to journalists traveling with him.How Do You Protect a Pope Who Doesn’t Want to Be Protected? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | July 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Where the stone wall had to be left open for bar-ways, to drive through, he went to work and nailed up the bars.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Buy up the men, maybe, and start fights, and be sort of forced to take charge so's to get my drive through.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
He only knew that the drive through the shady stretches of woodland grew suddenly to seem like little journeys into paradise.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
That afternoon we took a carriage drive through the woods to one of the neighboring towns.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
After all, it is a great city; it has three streets, and one can drive through one of them.Honey-Bee | Anatole France