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drive
draɪv
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (名) noun, (及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. The act of applying force to propel something.
  2. A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile).
  3. The act of driving a herd of animals overland.
    • A hard straight return (as in tennis or squash).
      • Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver.
      • A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
      • A wide scenic road planted with trees.
      • A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine.
      • A device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium.
      • A road leading up to a private house.
      • The trait of being highly motivated.
      • A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire.
      (动) As a verb
      1. Move into a desired direction of discourse.
      2. Chase from cover into more open ground.
        • Search for game.
          • Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling.
            • Excavate horizontally.
              • Hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally.
                • Strike with a driver, as in teeing off.
                  • Cause to move back by force or influence.
                  • Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force.
                    • Push, propel, or press with force.
                      • Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.
                      • Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.
                        • Travel or be transported in a vehicle.
                        • Proceed along in a vehicle.
                        • Operate or control a vehicle.
                          • Urge forward.
                          • Cause someone or something to move by driving.
                          • Move by being propelled by a force.
                          • Strive and make an effort to reach a goal.
                          • Work as a driver.
                          • To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly.
                          • Drive.
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