Definition of 'drive'
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Example sentences containing 'drive'
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Would technology make it possible one day for goods vehicles just to drive through? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The other big driving force has been equal pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can be fun to drive and people like to see them on the road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was then just a short drive from there. The Sun (2016)He also failed to tell cops who was driving the car. The Sun (2016)The government argued that this move will put energy behind the drive to get more people and public services online. Computing (2010)This will help drive some capital growth in addition to the healthy 5 % dividend yield. Times, Sunday Times (2017)These actions came as a result of my own naivety, driven by a desire to strengthen regulations on payday lenders and protect vulnerable consumers. The Sun (2016)Those insurance salesmen who worked door-to-door were driven out of business by changes in financial regulation, which also played a part in the decline of annuities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tricky midfielder has been the driving force behind three successive wins. The Sun (2006)There will also be a recruitment drive to encourage people to become foster parents and adopters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We drove past the place without stopping. Broken Lives (1993)They are on a recruitment drive to hire staff for their restaurant and delivery businesses. The Sun (2013)Thousands of messages between the three were recovered from their computer hard drives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Which pop star can drive away wild boar? The Sun (2012)Instead they have further undermined the economy by driving capital and foreign investors out of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were simply driven by youthful enthusiasm and being permanently skint. The Sun (2012)This provides the contrast necessary to drive the great engine of life. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)This is not a simple case of answering calls and providing directions or driving a smart vehicle. The Sun (2008)This appalling business practice is driving some architects to the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You have the drive and determination which helps your plans. The Sun (2010)But where did these driving purposes come from? The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Where will he find more happiness to have ambition and drive him? The Sun (2013)When they came out they saw somebody else in the driving seat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What drives him is desire to close the next deal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The city centre is a short drive away. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your hot new partner drives your dream car. The Sun (2014)Then the going got a bit snowy and steep and it was time to engage four-wheel drive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Synonyms of 'drive'
go (by car), ride (by car), motor, travel by car
storage device, flash drive, key drive, keyring drive
Trends of 'drive'
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Translations for 'drive'
British English: drive /draɪv/ NOUN
A drive is a journey in a vehicle such as a car.
It was a long drive home.
- American English: drive
- Arabic: نُزْهَةٌ في سَيَارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: passeio de carro
- Chinese: 驾驶
- Croatian: vožnja
- Czech: jízda autem
- Danish: kørsel
- Dutch: rit
- European Spanish: viaje en coche
- Finnish: ajomatka
- French: promenade en voiture
- German: Fahrt
- Greek: διαδρομή με όχημα
- Italian: viaggio in auto il guidare
- Japanese: ドライブ
- Korean: 드라이브
- Norwegian: kjøretur
- Polish: przejażdżka
- European Portuguese: passeio de carro
- Romanian: călătorie
- Russian: езда
- Spanish: viaje en carro
- Swedish: uppfartsväg
- Thai: การขับรถเที่ยว
- Turkish: yolculuk otomobil
- Ukrainian: їзда
- Vietnamese: chuyến đi chơi bằng xe
British English: drive /draɪv/ VERB
When someone drives a vehicle, they make it go where they want.
He knows how to drive a car.
She never learned to drive.
- American English: drive
- Arabic: يَقُودُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: dirigir
- Chinese: 驾驶
- Croatian: voziti
- Czech: řídit auto
- Danish: køre
- Dutch: rijden auto
- European Spanish: conducir
- Finnish: ajaa
- French: conduire
- German: fahren
- Greek: οδηγώ
- Italian: guidare
- Japanese: 運転する
- Korean: 운전하다
- Norwegian: kjøre
- Polish: kierować
- European Portuguese: conduzir
- Romanian: a conduce
- Russian: водить
- Spanish: conducir
- Swedish: köra
- Thai: ขับ
- Turkish: sürmek otomobil
- Ukrainian: водити
- Vietnamese: lái xe
Definition of drive from the Collins English Dictionary
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