Nearby words

  1. dripstone,
  2. dript,
  3. drisheen,
  4. drivability,
  5. drivage,
  6. drive a hard bargain,
  7. drive a nail into one's coffin,
  8. drive at,
  9. drive home,
  10. drive screw

Idioms

    let drive, to aim a blow or missile at; attack: He let drive at his pursuers.

Origin of drive

before 900; Middle English drīven, Old English drīfan; cognate with Dutch drijven, Old Norse drīfa, Gothic dreiban, German treiben

SYNONYMS FOR drive
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Synonym study

2, 15. Drive, ride are used interchangeably to mean traveling in an automobile or, formerly, in a horse-drawn vehicle. These two words are not synonyms in other connections. To drive is to maneuver, guide, or steer the progress of a vehicle, animal, etc.: to drive a bus, a horse. To ride is to be carried about by an animal or be carried as a passenger in a vehicle: to ride a horse, a train, a bus.

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British Dictionary definitions for non-drivable

drive

/ (draɪv) /

verb drives, driving, drove (drəʊv) or driven (ˈdrɪvən)

noun

Derived Formsdrivable or driveable, adjectivedrivability or driveability, noun

Word Origin for drive

Old English drīfan; related to Old Frisian drīva, Old Norse drīfa, Gothic dreiban, Old High German trīban

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Word Origin and History for non-drivable
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Medicine definitions for non-drivable

drive

[ drīv ]

n.

A strong motivating tendency or instinct, especially of sexual or aggressive origin, that prompts activity toward a particular end.

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