drive (someone) to an early grave

Definition of drive (someone) to an early grave

  1. :  to cause someone to die when fairly young A hard life drove him to an early grave.

Word by Word Definitions

driveplay
  1. :  to frighten or prod (as game or cattle) into moving in a desired direction

    :  to go through (an area) driving game animals

    :  to carry on or through energetically

  1. :  an act of driving :

    :  a trip in a carriage or automobile

    :  an instance of collecting and moving animals (as game or cattle) together in a desired direction

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

earlyplay
  1. :  near the beginning of a period of time

    :  near the beginning of a course, process, or series

    :  before the usual or expected time

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring near the beginning of a period of time, a development, or a series

    :  distant in past time

    :  primitive

graveplay
  1. :  dig, excavate

    :  to carve or shape with a chisel :  sculpture

    :  to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface :  engrave

  1. :  an excavation (see excavation 2) for burial of a body

    :  a burial place

    :  death

  1. :  to clean and pay with pitch

  1. :  authoritative, weighty

    :  meriting serious consideration :  important

    :  likely to produce great harm or danger

  1. :  a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (as è in French), that a final e is stressed and close and that a final o is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the e of the English ending -ed is to be pronounced (as in “this cursèd day”)


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