[ verb ] (work,transportation) operate or control a vehicle
"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
For_instance , the dreamer sees himself seated behind neighbor Smith and , with photographic realism , sees Smith driving the car ; whereas , it is a matter of fact that Smith cannot drive a car .
For_instance , the dreamer sees himself seated behind neighbor Smith and , with photographic realism , sees Smith driving the car ; whereas , it is a matter of fact that Smith cannot drive a car .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
And there are now many millions of workers for whom the factory with the big parking_lot , which can be reached by driving across or against the usual pattern of rush_hour traffic and grille route bus_lines , is actually more convenient than the walk-to factory .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Now , driving the horse and sulky borrowed from Mynheer_Schuyler , he felt as if every bone was topped by burning oil and that every muscle was ready to dissolve into jelly and leave his big body helpless and unable to move .
He drove on , wary and shaken .
[ verb ] (transportation) travel or be transported in a vehicle
"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
State_Department officials refusing to show their passes at the boundary , and driving two blocks into East_Berlin under military escort , will not avail .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
Raymond_Vernon reports that residents of East_St._Louis have been driving across the Mississippi , through the heart of downtown St._Louis and out to the western suburbs for major shopping , simply because parking is easier at the big branches than it is in the heart of town .(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Since Mr._McKinley had to give a lecture , Rachel and Scotty drove home alone in the Plymouth .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
And what of that poor tarred_and_feathered wretch he had seen on the road driving down from Schuyler 's ?(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
The brothers drove down together in Mark 's small red sports_car , Mark at_the_wheel .
[ verb ] cause someone or something to move by driving
"She drove me to school every day" "We drove the car to the garage"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
And it also stayed the hands of thousands of brooding incompetents who were meditating the abandonment of a sport whose frustrations were driving them to despair .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
Then an ambulance comes_along , and they drive Praisegod_Piepsam away .
[ verb ] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
"She rammed her mind into focus" "He drives me mad"
Used in print(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
These areas by_virtue_of their abrupt density of pattern , stated the literal surface with such new and superior force that the resulting contrast drove the simulated printing into a depth from which it could be rescued - and set to shuttling again - only by conventional perspective ; that_is , by being placed in such relation to the forms depicted within the illusion that these forms left no room for the typography except near the surface .
The area adjacent to one edge of a piece of affixed material - or simply of a painted in form - will be shaded to pry that edge away from the surface , while something will be drawn , painted or even pasted over another part of the same shape to drive it back into depth .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
He grabbed her by the shoulders and went_down on one knee , taking her weight so that some of the wind was driven out of him .
[ verb ] to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
"She is driven by her passion"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
The colony had been small until the Spanish_Inquisition_of_1492 drove many Jews into Rome .
[ noun ] the act of applying force to propel something
"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
Used in print(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
By holding_out prospects for external capital assistance , the United_States can provide strong incentives to prepare_for the concerted economic drive necessary to achieve self-sustaining growth .(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
We have learned much about interstellar drives since a_hundred years ago ; that is all I can tell you about them .
They would sleep while the Gabriel 's drive would increase the acceleration to a point which the unfrozen bodies of the personnel could not have endured .
Upon reaching the desired speed , the automatic equipment would cut_off the drive , and the silent but not empty vessel would hurl towards the star which was its journey 's end .
Then , after slowing the vessel considerably , the drive would adjust to a one gee deceleration .
[ verb ] cause to move back by force or influence
"repel the enemy" "push back the urge to smoke" "beat back the invaders"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Everybody has a different idea on the ethics and morals of driving away neighbors , when and if .
[ noun ] a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
Used in print(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
This tube could be adjusted in its axial direction by an electric drive to establish the required electrode spacing .(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
The aerator had a variable speed drive to permit operation through a range of speeds .
Ice caused the aerator to overload , straining the drive belts .
The slippage of the drive belts caused the aerator to slow_down and reduce oxygen transfer as_well_as the mixing of the raw sewage .
The added resistance to the rotor damaged the drive belts and reduced the oxygen transfer capacity .
[ verb ] compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
"She finally drove him to change jobs"
Used in print(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
How could the rich , for whom life was made so simple , ever understand the subterfuges , the lies , the frauds , the errors , sins and even crimes to which the poor were driven in their efforts to overcome the great advantages the rich had in the race of life ?
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Over the first five frames , Jack_Fisher , the big righthander who figures to be in_the_middle of Oriole plans for a drive on the 1961 American_League pennant , held the A 's scoreless while yielding three scattered hits .(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Momentarily the Reds were back in the ball_game , trailing only 6 - 3 , but the drive fizzled when John_Edwards fouled_out with men on second and third and two out .(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
As retinal images are conceded to be an integral function of the brain it seems logical to suppose that the nerves , between the inner brain and the eyes , carry the direct drive for cooperation from the various brain centers - rather_than to theorize on the transmission of an image which is already in required location .
[ noun ] (housing,transportation) a road leading up to a private house
"they parked in the driveway"
Used in print(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Winston watched him hurry down the drive to his car ; a handsome , fine-looking man it made him proud to see .
The tulips and the big pink peonies had been blooming along the drive , and he had walked up from the bus almost singing .
[ verb ] (work,transportation) move into a certain direction; of a car
"The van pulled up"
Used in print
Clerfayt , transported , may think_of the engine driving his car as `` a mystical beast under the hood '' .
[ verb ] move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
Used in print(Eugene Burdick, "The Invisible Aborigine"...)
Even today range riders will come_upon mummified bodies of men who attempted nothing more difficult than a twenty-mile hike and slowly lost direction , were tortured by the heat , driven mad by the constant and unfulfilled promise of the landscape , and who finally died .
[ noun ] (transportation) a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
"he took the family for a drive in his new car"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
The drive along Massachusetts ' Route_128 , the by-pass which makes an arc about twenty miles from downtown Boston , may be a vision of the future .
[ verb ] exert oneself, 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"
Used in print(R. Leslie Gourse, With Gall and Honey....)
When she loved , it was with a passion that drove her along and carried along with her those things she loved .
[ verb ] hunting: search for game
"drive the forest"
[ verb ] hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
"drive the game"