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Main Entry: 1drive
Pronunciation: primarystressdrimacrv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): drove /primarystressdromacrv/; driv·en /primarystressdriv-schwan/; driv·ing /primarystressdrimacr-vieng/
1 a : to urge, push, or force onward <drive cattle> <waves drove the boat ashore> b : to cause to penetrate with force <drive a nail>
2 a : to direct the movement or course of (as a vehicle or animals drawing a vehicle) b : to move or transport in a vehicle <his father drove me home>
3 : to set or keep in motion <drive machinery by electricity>
4 : to carry through strongly <drive a bargain>
5 a : to force to act <driven by hunger to steal> b : to project, inject, or impress forcefully <his last example drove the lesson home>
6 : to bring into a specified condition <noise enough to drive a person crazy>
7 : to force (a passage) by pressing or digging
8 : to move ahead rapidly or with great force <the rain was driving hard>
9 a : to hit (a ball or puck) with force b : to cause (a run or runner) to be scored in baseball -- usually used with in <drove in two runs>

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