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drive

 
Noun drive has 12 senses
  1. drive, thrust, driving force - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
    --1 is a kind of propulsion, actuation
    --1 has particulars: firewall; impulse, impulsion, impetus
    Derived form: verb drive6
  2. drive - a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
    --2 is a kind of
    mechanism
    --2 has particulars: fusee drive, fusee
    Derived form: verb drive20
  3. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
    --3 is a kind of venture
    --3 has particulars:
     advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz; anti-war movement; consumerism; campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign; ecumenical movement; fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort; feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib; gay liberation movement, gay lib; lost cause; reform; war; youth movement, youth crusade
    Derived forms: verb drive11, verb drive10, verb drive7, verb drive6, verb drive4
  4. driveway, drive, private road - a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"
    --4 is a kind of road, route
    --4 has parts: turnaround
    Derived forms: verb drive1, verb drive2, verb drive12, verb drive13, verb drive16, verb drive14
  5. drive - the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
    --5 is a kind of
    trait
    --5 has particulars:
     action; enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead; ambition, ambitiousness; energy, push, get-up-and-go; aggressiveness
  6. drive, driving - hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
    --6 is a kind of golf stroke, golf shot, swing
    Derived forms: verb drive17, verb drive9, verb drive8
  7. drive - the act of driving a herd of animals overland
    --7 is a kind of
    transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance
    --7 has particulars: cattle drive
  8. drive, ride - a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
    --8 is a kind of journey, journeying
    --8 has particulars: lift; joyride; spin
    Derived forms: verb drive16, verb drive14, verb drive13, verb drive12, verb drive3, verb drive2, verb drive1
  9. drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
    --9 is a kind of
    physiological state, physiological condition
    --9 has particulars: hunger, hungriness; thirst; sex drive; hypoxia
    Derived form: verb drive5
  10. drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
    --10 is a kind of
    device
    --10 has parts: spindle, mandrel, mandril, arbor
    --10 has particulars:
     CD drive; CD-ROM drive; disk drive, disc drive, hard drive, Winchester drive; external drive; internal drive; RAM disk
  11. drive, parkway - a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
    --11 is a kind of road, route
    Derived forms: verb drive16, verb drive14, verb drive13, verb drive12, verb drive3, verb drive2, verb drive1
  12. drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
    --12 is a kind of
    return
    --12 has particulars: forehand drive; backhand drive
    Derived forms: verb drive18, verb drive9, verb drive8
Verb drive has 22 senses
  1. drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
    --1 is one way to
    operate, control
    Derived forms: noun drive4, noun drive11, noun drive8, noun driver1, noun driving2
    Sample sentence:
    They drive the car down the avenue
  2. drive, motor - travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
    --2 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun drive4, noun drive11, noun drive8
    Sample sentence:
    They drive up the hill
  3. drive - cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
    --3 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived forms: noun drive8, noun drive11, noun driver1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. force, drive, ram - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
    --4 is one way to thrust
    Derived form: noun drive3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
    --5 is one way to
    coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force
    Derived form: noun drive9
    Sample sentence:
    They drive him to write the letter
  6. repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
    --6 is one way to push, force
    Derived forms: noun drive3, noun drive1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. drive - compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
    --7 is one way to
    make
    Derived form: noun drive3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  8. drive - push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"
    --8 is one way to
    propel, impel
    Derived forms: noun drive12, noun drive6, noun driver2, noun driving2
    Sample sentence:
    The horses drive across the field
  9. drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
    --9 is one way to
    throw
    Derived forms: noun drive6, noun drive12
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. tug, labor, labour, push, drive - strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
    --10 is one way to fight, struggle
    Derived form: noun drive3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  11. drive, get, aim - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
    --11 is one way to mean, intend
    Derived forms: noun drift5, noun drift6, noun drive3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  12. drive, ride - have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
    Derived forms: noun drive4, noun drive11, noun drive8
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't drive
  13. drive - work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
    --13 is one way to
    work, do work
    Derived forms: noun drive4, noun drive8, noun drive11, noun driver1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  14. drive - move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"
    --14 is a kind of
    drive; travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun drive4, noun drive11, noun drive8
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  15. drive - urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
    --15 is one way to
    push, force
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  16. drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
    --16 is one way to traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across
    Derived forms: noun drive4, noun drive8, noun drive11
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. drive - strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golfball"
    --17 is one way to
    hit
    Derived forms: noun drive6, noun driver3, noun driver5, noun driving1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  18. drive - hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically; "drive a ball"
    --18 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun drive12
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  19. drive - excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"
    --19 is one way to
    excavate, dig, hollow
    Derived form: noun drift7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  20. drive - cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
    --20 is one way to
    power
    Derived forms: noun driver4, noun drive2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  21. drive - hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
    --21 is one way to
    hunt, run, hunt down, track down
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. drive - hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
    --22 is one way to
    hunt, run, hunt down, track down
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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