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drives

verb
present tense third-person singular of drive

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to urge, push, or force onward
  • cowboys drove the herd of cattle from San Antonio to San Francisco

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2 to travel by a motorized vehicle
  • I'm going to drive across the country—want to come?

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3 to apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one
  • drove the plunger into the opening

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4 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • the corrupt governor was driven out of office

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6 to set or keep in motion
  • this motor drives the gears, which then turn the shaft

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drives

noun
plural of drive

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1 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel
  • raced our motorcycles along the drive

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2 a series of activities undertaken to achieve a goal
  • a fund-raising drive for the school's marching band

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“Drives.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drives. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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