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  1. drive

    • IPA[drʌɪv]


    • v.
      operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle;(of a motor vehicle) travel under the control of a driver
    • n.
      a trip or journey in a car;a short road leading from a public road to a house or other building
    • verb: drive, 3rd person present: drives, gerund or present participle: driving, past tense: drove, past participle: driven

    • noun: drive, plural noun: drives

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    • 片語


    • 1. operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle he got into his car and drove off they drove back into town 同義詞 operate, pilot, steer, handle, manage, ... 更多反義詞 walk
    • (of a motor vehicle) travel under the control of a driver a car drives up, and a man gets out a stream of black cars drove by
    • operate and control the direction and speed of a (motor vehicle, train, etc.) I drove the truck back to New York there are endless shots of Julie driving her car along winding roads
    • own or use (a specified type of car) Sue drives an estate car
    • be licensed or competent to drive a motor vehicle I take it you can drive?
    • convey (someone) in a vehicle, especially a private car his wife drove him to Regent's Park 同義詞 chauffeur, run, give someone a lift, take, bring, ... 更多
    • 2. propel or carry along by force in a specified direction the wind will drive you onshore 同義詞 power, propel, move, push
    • (of wind, rain, or snow) move or fall with great force the snow drove against him
    • force (a stake or nail) into place by hitting or pushing it nails are driven through the boards 同義詞 hammer, screw, ram, bang, pound, ... 更多
    • bore (a tunnel) an engineer suggested driving a tunnel through the hills
    • 3. urge or force (animals or people) to move in a specified direction they drove a flock of sheep through the centre of the city the French infantry were driven back 同義詞 impel, urge, press, move, get going, ... 更多
    • 4. (of a source of power) provide the energy to set and keep (an engine or piece of machinery) in motion a two-litre engine drives the front wheels turbines driven by steam
    • (of a device) power or operate (another device) the interface can be used to drive a printer
    • 5. (of a fact or feeling) compel (someone) to act in a particular way, especially one that is considered undesirable or inappropriate he was driven by ambition some people are driven to murder their tormentors 同義詞 force, compel, constrain, impel, press, ... 更多
    • bring (someone) forcibly into a specified negative state the thought drove him to despair my laziness drives my wife crazy
    • force (someone) to work to an excessive extent you're driving yourself too hard 同義詞 work, exert, push, tax, overwork, ... 更多
    • cause (something abstract) to happen or develop the consumer has been driving the economy for a number of years we need to allow market forces to drive growth in the telecommunications sector
    • 6. (in ball games) hit or kick (the ball) hard with a free swing of the bat, racket, or foot from the free kick Owen drove the ball past the keeper
    • strike (a ball) from the tee, typically with a driver I'm driving the ball really well and my irons are good