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drove

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together
  • people flocked to the annual festival in droves

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2 a group of domestic animals assembled or herded together
  • a drove of cattle

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drove

verb
past tense of drive

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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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The first known use of drove was before the 12th century

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drove (away or off)

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“Drove.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drove. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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