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'drive' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'drive'
1. the act of applying force to propel something
after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
2. a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
4. a road leading up to a private house
5. the trait of being highly motivated
his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
6. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
he sliced his drive out of bounds
7. the act of driving a herd of animals overland
8. a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
he took the family for a drive in his new car
9. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
10. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
11. a wide scenic road planted with trees
the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
12. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

'drive' - used as a verb
13. operate or control a vehicle
drive a car or bus
Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
14. travel or be transported in a vehicle
We drove to the university every morning
15. cause someone or something to move by driving
She drove me to school every day
We drove the car to the garage
16. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
He drives me mad
17. to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
18. cause to move back by force or influence
19. compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
She finally drove him to change jobs
20. push, propel, or press with force
Drive a nail into the wall
21. cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
drive the ball far out into the field
22. strive and make an effort to reach a goal
She is driving away at her doctoral thesis
23. move into a desired direction of discourse
What are you driving at?
24. have certain properties when driven
My new truck drives well
25. work as a driver
He drives a bread truck
She drives for the taxi company in Newark
26. move by being propelled by a force
The car drove around the corner
27. urge forward
drive the cows into the barn
28. proceed along in a vehicle
We drive the turnpike to work
29. strike with a driver, as in teeing off
drive a golf ball
30. hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically
drive a ball
31. excavate horizontally
drive a tunnel
32. cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
The amplifier drives the tube
steam drives the engines
this device drives the disks for the computer
33. hunting: search for game
drive the forest
34. hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
drive the game

derived forms
1. Drive / Plural
drives
2. Drive / Past
drove
3. Drive / Third Person
drives
4. Drive / Present Participle
driving
5. Drive / Past Participle
driven
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At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.