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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He used to drive her to school once he came home from the Marines.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Think about it: Dodd-Frank was explicitly passed to drive a stake through the heart of the implicit concept of “too big to fail.”
Potter suggested that she drive herself to Millwood Hospital, a mental-health facility.
All it took was a good idea, and OK Go had one—and the drive to pull it off.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age|Lauren Schwartzberg|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dynamo is a platform that gives Turkers a collective voice and, consequently, the chance to drive change.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, we could do wi' a third horse—get yourself ready, and drive over there, and take a look at it.The Root of All Evil|J. S. Fletcher
Therefore I thought nothing of undertaking a sixty miles' drive in broiling heat and along a villainous road.South African Memories|Lady Sarah Wilson
A policeman in the street had seen them hire a cab and drive away through Broadway at a rapid pace.The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler|Francis W. Doughty
Can't they drive the butter-cart out each morning and home after school?The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
Another policeman tried to coax me to drive the team down to the police station.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail|Ezra Meeker
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