- drive as a noun:
- 12 as a verb:
The act of applying force to propel something:
— After reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off.
Dutch: drijfkracht, por, stoot, stuwing, stuwkracht
A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine.
Dutch: aandrijfmechanisme, aandrijving, drijfwerk, transmissie
A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end:
— The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant.
Dutch: aanleiding, doel, kruistocht, reden
A road leading up to a private house:
— They parked in the driveway.
Dutch: oprijlaan, pad
The trait of being highly motivated.
Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver:
— He sliced his drive out of bounds.
The act of driving a herd of animals overland.
Dutch: inrit, oprit
Polish: naganianie, napędzanie
A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile):
— He took the family for a drive in his new car.
Dutch: autorit, lift, rit, rondrit, sightseeing, toer
A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire.
Polish: potrzeba fizjologiczna
computer science A device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium.
A wide scenic road planted with trees:
— The riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views.
Dutch: middenberm, Parkway
sports A hard straight return (as in tennis or squash).
Operate or control a vehicle.
Dutch: besturen, chaufferen
Travel or be transported in a vehicle.
Cause someone or something to move by driving.
Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically:
— He drives me mad.
To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly.
Cause to move back by force or influence.
Dutch: afstoten, terugdrijven, terugdringen, terugduwen, terugslaan
Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.
Push, propel, or press with force.
Dutch: drijven, slaan
Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force.
Strive and make an effort to reach a goal.
Have certain properties when driven:
— My new truck drives well.
Work as a driver.
Move by being propelled by a force.
Proceed along in a vehicle:
— We drive the turnpike to work.
Strike with a driver, as in teeing off.
Hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally.
Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling.
hunting Search for game.
hunting Chase from cover into more open ground.
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