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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋdrIvәn 〕


〔 ˊdrivәn 〕

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")

Overview of adj driven

The adj driven has 3 senses

  • driven, goaded -- (compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred")

  • driven, impelled -- (urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue")

  • compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)