Definition Of drive


(in ball games) a forceful stroke made with a free swing of the bat, racket, or foot against the ball.

As the shadows fall across the stadium court, Nalbandian holds his nerve, a backhand drive with both feet off the ground giving him two set points.

(of a fact or feeling) compel (someone) to act in a particular way, especially one that is considered undesirable or inappropriate.

he was driven by ambition

a trip or journey in a car.

they went for a drive in the country

an act of driving a group of animals to a particular destination.

He left home in 1867 hoping to join a cattle drive going north.

an innate, biologically determined urge to attain a goal or satisfy a need.

her emotional and sexual drives

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Example Of drive

  • a recruitment drive by the police

  • A special car crime awareness drive is taking place all this month, with advice for drivers on ways to protect their property.

  • Andy pulled out of the drive and headed across Main Street to take home three of the guys in the back.

  • Boiler water is used primarily to drive steam turbines in electric power generating plants.

  • card drive

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