The nail drove a hole in the tire.
It's a long drive to Eau Claire from here.
A drive to finish the project before the deadline.
An executive with a lot of drive.
An example of drive is when you get in your car and go to the store.
An example of drive is when you have a license allowing you to operate a car.
An example of drive is when you hit a golf ball in a certain direction.
Drove the children to school.
Drive the freeways to work.
Steam drives the engine.
Drove the lane and scored.
We could hear the trucks driving along the highway.
The wind drove into my face.
How long has he been driving?
We all got in the car and drove to the supermarket.
Took the car out for a drive after dinner.
An awkward drive on the first tee that sent the ball into the woods.
The goalie stopped a hard drive in the opening minute.
To drive a hole through metal.
A gasoline engine drives the motorboat.
The investigation is driven by political rivalry.
A gear drive.
To drive sheep out of a field.
The beaters drove the brambles, causing a great rush of rabbits and other creatures.
This constant complaining is going to drive me to insanity. You are driving me crazy!
I drive to work every day.
My wife drove me to the airport.
Drove the attackers away; drove out any thought of failure.
Indecision drives me crazy.
Drove the stake into the ground.
Drove home his point; drive a hard bargain.
Drove the horses into the corral.
- to aim at
- to mean; intend
- to force in, as by a blow
- to cause (a runner) to score or (a run) to be scored, as by getting a hit
Other Word Forms
Origin of drive
- Middle English driven from Old English drīfan dhreibh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English driven, from Old English drīfan (“to drive, force, move, chase, hunt, follow up, pursue; impel by physical force, rush against, thrust, carry off vigorously, transact, prosecute, conduct, practice, carry on, exercise, do; speak often of a matter, bring up, agitate, trot out; urge a cause; suffer, undergo; proceed with violence, rush with violence, act impetuously”), from Proto-Germanic *drībaną (“to drive”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (“to drive, push”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (“cloudy, dirty, muddy”). Cognate with Scots drive (“to drive”), North Frisian driwe (“to drive”), West Frisian driuwe (“to chase, drive, impel”), Dutch drijven (“to drive”), Low German drieven (“to drive, drift, push”), German treiben (“to drive, push, propel”), Danish drive (“to drive, run, force”), Swedish driva (“to drive, power, drift, push, force”), Icelandic drífa (“to drive, hurry, rush”).