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KK Pronunciation

〔 draIv 〕


〔 draiv 〕

Overview of noun drive

The noun drive has 12 senses

  • drive, thrust, driving force -- (the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off")

  • drive -- (a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds")

  • 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")

  • driveway, drive, private road -- (a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway")

  • drive -- (the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers")

  • drive, driving -- (hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds")

  • drive -- (the act of driving a herd of animals overland)

  • drive, ride -- (a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car")

  • drive -- (a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire)

  • drive -- ((computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium)

  • drive, parkway -- (a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views")

  • drive -- ((sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash))

Overview of verb drive

The verb drive has 22 senses

  • drive -- (operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?")

  • drive, motor -- (travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater")

  • drive -- (cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage")

  • 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")

  • drive -- (to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion")

  • 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")

  • drive -- (compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs")

  • drive -- (push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall")

  • drive -- (cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field")

  • 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")

  • drive, get, aim -- (move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?")

  • drive, ride -- (have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well")

  • drive -- (work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark")

  • drive -- (move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner")

  • drive -- (urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn")

  • drive, take -- (proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work")

  • drive -- (strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball")

  • drive -- (hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball")

  • drive -- (excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel")

  • 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")

  • drive -- (hunting: search for game; "drive the forest")

  • drive -- (hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game")