Definition of DROVE

noun : DROVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together ;

verb : DROVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater" ;

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 7. (

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

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" ;

  • 12. (

    ) have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" ;

  • 13. (

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

  • 14. (

    ) move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner" ;

  • 15. (

    ) urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn" ;

  • 16. (

    ) proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work" ;

  • 17. (

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

  • 18. (

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

  • 19. (

    ) excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel" ;

  • 20. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 21. (

    ) (hunting) search for game; "drive the forest" ;

  • 22. (

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


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