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verb (used with object), drove or (Archaic) drave, driv·en, 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 or (Archaic) drave, driv·en, 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.
Origin of drive
Examples from the Web for driven
Eating disorders, on the other hand, are driven largely by biological processes that occur on the inside.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Within a few years, Iran had jailed or driven from the country more than 60 Sunni clerics.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The execution of two police officers in cold blood has shocked the city and driven a deeper wedge between the cops and the mayor.
Women like (gaming blogger Anita Sarkeesian) were threatened, doxxed, and driven from their homes.10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014|The Daily Beast|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The GOP is driven in part by the fact, that three years ago, public sector union members became the majority of union members.
One bolt struck near with a tremendous shock and the air was driven in violent waves into the very mouth of the cave.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
I was driven to take refuge in a miserable little place, where I fared as ill as possible.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men|Anna Brownell Jameson
They were driven out as the result of a Russian counterattack.
The light of these days has driven the fiery dragon to take refuge among nations not yet visited by the light of civilization.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower
They made several sallies, but the Indians had driven stakes and prepared other obstacles in which the horses became entangled.The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
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
Word Origin for drive
"motivated," by 1972, past participle adjective from drive (v.).
Old English drifan "to drive, force, hunt, pursue; rush against" (class I strong verb; past tense draf, past participle drifen), from Proto-Germanic *dribanan (cf. Old Frisian driva, Old Saxon driban, Dutch drijven, Old High German triban, German treiben, Old Norse drifa, Gothic dreiban "to drive"). Not found outside Germanic. Original sense of "pushing from behind," altered in Modern English by application to automobiles. Related: Driving.
MILLER: "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are." ["Repo Man," 1984]
1690s, "act of driving," from drive (v.). Meaning "excursion by vehicle" is from 1785. Golfing sense of "forcible blow" is from 1836. Meaning "organized effort to raise money" is 1889, American English. Sense of "dynamism" is from 1908. In the computing sense, first attested 1963.
see pure as the driven snow.