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drive

drive

 
 
pronunciation:
draIv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: drives, driving, drove, driven
definition 1: to cause to move by force; push.
She drove a spike into the ground with a hammer.The golfer drove the ball three hundred yards.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
advance, move, power, propel, rout, run, shove, thrust, urge
definition 2: to operate (a car, truck, or other vehicle).
Some people like to drive cars that can go fast, but some people don't care.
synonyms:
operate
similar words:
run
definition 3: to take or carry in a vehicle.
I will drive her to the theater.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
carry, ferry, transport
definition 4: to cause to be in a certain condition.
He drives me crazy with his silly jokes.
similar words:
incite, make
definition 5: to operate a car, truck, or other vehicle.
My sister is very excited about learning how to drive.People drive too fast down our street.
similar words:
motor
definition 6: to travel in a car, truck or other private motor vehicle.
We drove to the beach.
synonyms:
ride
similar words:
motor, travel
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trip in a car or other vehicle.
We took a drive around the lake.
synonyms:
ride, trip
similar words:
excursion, jaunt, outing, run, spin, whirl
definition 2: a forceful push.
With one last drive of the battering ram, they broke down the door of the fort.
similar words:
propulsion, push, shove, thrust
definition 3: a road designed for cars and other vehicles to travel on.
Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles is famous for its expensive stores.
synonyms:
road
similar words:
avenue, boulevard, driveway, street, thoroughfare
definition 4: a strong desire; ambition.
She is talented but does not have the drive to succeed.
synonyms:
motivation
similar words:
ambition, desire, urge
definition 5: a group effort to reach a goal, such as to raise money.
We had a drive to raise money for the field trip.
synonyms:
campaign
similar words:
crusade
derivation: drivable (driveable) (adj.)
Word Builder: drive +
  • driveway:
    a road that leads from a street to a building.
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  car, transportation, vehicle