We could hear the trucks driving along the highway.
Drove the horses into the corral.
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.
Indecision drives me crazy.
Took the car out for a drive after dinner.
It's a long drive to Eau Claire from here.
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.
Drove the stake into the ground.
The nail drove a hole in the tire.
Drove home his point; drive a hard bargain.
The wind drove into my face.
To drive a hole through metal.
- 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.
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”).