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Definizione monolingua e traduzione drive

Inglese grammatica



drive (third-person singular simple present drives, present participle driving, simple past drove, past participle driven)

  1. (transitive) To herd (animals) in a particular direction.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To direct a vehicle powered by a horse, ox or similar animal.
  3. (transitive) To cause animals to flee out of.
    The beaters drove the brambles, causing a great rush of rabbits and other creatures.
  4. (transitive) To move (something) by hitting it with great force.
    You drive nails into wood with a hammer.
  5. (transitive) To cause (a mechanism) to operate.
    The pistons drive the crankshaft.
  6. (transitive, ergative) To operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle).
  7. (transitive) To motivate; to provide an incentive for.
    What drives a person to run a marathon?
  8. (transitive) To compel (to do something).
    Their debts finally drove them to sell the business.
  9. (transitive) To cause to become.
    This constant complaining is going to drive me to insanity.
    You are driving me crazy!
  10. (intransitive, cricket) To hit the ball with a drive.
  11. (intransitive) To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.
    I drive to work every day.
  12. (transitive) To convey (a person, etc) in a wheeled motorized vehicle.
    My wife drove me to the airport.
  13. To move forcefully
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, BBC:
      The impressive Frenchman drove forward with purpose down the right before cutting infield and darting in between Vassiriki Diaby and Koscielny.

drive (plural drives)

  1. Self-motivation; ability coupled with ambition.
    Crassus had wealth and wit, but Pompey had drive and Caesar as much again.
  2. (military) A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective.
    Napoleons drive on Moscow was as determined as it was disastrous.
  3. A motor that does not take fuel, but instead depends on a mechanism that stores potential energy for subsequent use.
    Some old model trains have clockwork drives.
  4. A trip made in a motor vehicle.
    It was a long drive.
  5. A driveway.
    The mansion had a long, tree-lined drive.
  6. A type of public roadway.
    Beverly Hills’ most famous street is Rodeo Drive.
  7. (psychology) Desire or interest.
  8. (computing) An apparatus for reading and writing data to or from a mass storage device such as a disk, as a floppy drive.
  9. (computing) A mass storage device in which the mechanism for reading and writing data is integrated with the mechanism for storing data, as a hard drive, a flash drive.
  10. (golf) A stroke made with a driver.
  11. (baseball) A ball struck in a flat trajectory.
  12. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a vertical arc, through the line of the ball, and hitting it along the ground, normally between cover and midwicket.
  13. (soccer) A straight level shot or pass.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, BBC:
      And after Rodallega missed two early opportunities, the first a header, the second a low drive easily held by Lukasz Fabianski, it was NZogbia who created the opening goal.
  14. A charity event such as a fundraiser, bake sale, or toy drive
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