- past participle of drive.
- being under compulsion, as to succeed or excel: a driven young man who was fiercely competitive.
- controlled or propelled by something specified (used in combination): a market-driven approach to retaining talent; data-driven business strategies; a water pump that is solar driven.
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Examples from the Web for well-driven
This is, in fact, the ideal trajectory of a well-driven ball.The Soul of Golf
Percy Adolphus Vaile
This a hardy, well-driven horse could do, even in the hottest climate.The Art of Travel
The men, well-driven by Mr. Pike, were ripe for an explosion, and Possum and the hen laid the train.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
They made all the haste possible, assisted and abetted by a well-driven taxicab with a fairly good engine.The Tigress
- the past participle of drive
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Word Origin and History for well-driven
"motivated," by 1972, past participle adjective from drive (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with well-driven
see pure as the driven snow.
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