# drive

drive is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 drive

## Contents

### Pronunciation

• IPA: /'dɹaɪv/ or /'ʤɹaɪv/
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## Verb

 Plain form drive Third person singular drives Simple past drove Past participle driven Present participle driving
1. (transitive & intransitive) If you drive a car or other vehicle, you control its movements.
I've been learning how to drive a bus.
2. (transitive & intransitive) If you drive somewhere, you go there by car.
The bus is too slow. Let's drive to school instead.
Mom, can you drive me to Cindy's house?
3. (transitive) If you drive someone or something, you make them move.
The dogs drove the cows into the field.
4. (transitive) If you drive someone to ${\displaystyle X}$, you make them do or feel ${\displaystyle X}$.
The death of her son drove her to drink.

## Noun

1. (countable) A drive is a trip by car.
Let's go for a drive down to the lake.
2. (countable & uncountable) Drive is the feeling that you want or need to do something.
She has a strong drive to succeed.
If you're tired, it often affects your sex drive.
3. (countable) A (disk) drive is part of a computer that reads and writes information to a disk.
4. (countable) A drive is the short road outside a house to put a car on.
5. (countable) A drive is a short strong effort to do something.
6. (uncountable) Drive is the power that makes a vehicle move.
7. (countable) In sports, a drive a ball that has been hit hard.
8. (countable) A drive is when people direct a group of animals to move in a particular direction.
9. (countable) A drive is kind of road.