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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So Niu, his colleague Hang Sun and sensory ecologist Martin Stevens of the University of Exeter in England decided to see if humans might be driving the evolution of the plants’ camouflage.These plants seem like they’re trying to hide from people|Jonathan Lambert|November 20, 2020|Science News
My folks never sniffed it out, but that was me and my first ski buddy skipping high school and driving to Vermont to boot up in his 1977 Lemans.
Working parentsSchool and childcare closures have driven millions of women out of the workforce, with unforeseeable economic consequences.The biggest risks and opportunities for investors in 2021|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Being able to focus on an older audience with deeper pockets could drive growth still further.‘They wanted to unload it bad’: Why HuffPost made sense for BuzzFeed – and Verizon Media Group|Max Willens|November 20, 2020|Digiday
Team Brownsville co-founder Mike Benavides on Tuesday told the Blade during a telephone interview that his group paid for a hotel room for the younger brother and drove him to the hospital each day to visit his brother.Texas activists rally behind human trafficking victims|Michael K. Lavers|November 18, 2020|Washington Blade
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