drive

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noun
1 trip by car
ADJECTIVE
long
easy, short
eight-hour, sixty-mile, etc.
leisurely
scenic

It's one of the most scenic drives in Europe.

test
VERB + DRIVE
go for, take

Let's go for a drive.

DRIVE + NOUN
time

The spots will run during drive time radio.

the afternoon/morning drive time

a housing development within a 30-minute drive time from the airport

PREPOSITION
within a drive

All my family live within an hour's drive.

PHRASES
a … drive away

The lakes are only a short drive away.

2 way a vehicle is moved
ADJECTIVE
all-wheel (esp. AmE), four-wheel, front-wheel, rear-wheel
left-hand, right-hand

Left-hand drive cars make driving in Britain difficult.

3 (esp. BrE) path/road outside a house ⇨ See also ↑driveway
ADJECTIVE
winding
gravel
tree-lined
private
front
DRIVE + VERB
lead to, lead up to

He pulled into a long drive leading up to a large villa.

DRIVE + NOUN
block

A number of police cars blocked the drive.

PREPOSITION
down the drive, in the drive, on the drive

There was a car parked on the drive.

up the drive

He walked up the front drive of the vicarage.

4 energy/determination
ADJECTIVE
competitive
personal
narrative

You need to inject more narrative drive into the story.

VERB + DRIVE
have
lack

He lacks the competitive drive needed to succeed.

5 desire/need
ADJECTIVE
basic, innate, inner, instinctive (esp. BrE), instinctual (esp. AmE)
human
creative
emotional, sex, sexual
6 effort
ADJECTIVE
big
relentless
national, nationwide
export, marketing, sales
cost-cutting, efficiency (both esp. BrE)
membership, organizing (AmE), petition (AmE), recruitment, voter-registration (esp. AmE)
fund (AmE), fund-raising, pledge (AmE)
blood, clothing, food (all AmE)

We organized a food drive for the city's homeless shelters.

anti-corruption, anti-drug, etc.
VERB + DRIVE
launch, organize

We're going to launch a big recruitment drive in the spring.

spearhead

The Popular Front spearheaded the drive for independence.

PREPOSITION
drive against

a drive against corruption

drive by

the recent recruitment drive by the police

drive for

the country's drive for modernization

drive towards/toward

a drive towards/toward higher safety standards

7 computing
ADJECTIVE
CD-ROM, disk, DVD, flash, floppy, hard, optical, zip (esp. AmE)
external, removable
built-in, internal
VERB + DRIVE
format, reformat
defrag (informal), defragment
install
install sth on, install sth onto
DRIVE + NOUN
bay
8 in sports
ADJECTIVE
powerful, strong, thunderous (BrE)
angled, crisp (both BrE)
scoring, touchdown (both AmE)
line (in baseball)

He hit a line drive straight at me.

left-foot, right-foot (in football/soccer)

Cole scored with a thunderous left-foot drive.

backhand, forehand (in tennis)

a forehand drive down the line

VERB + DRIVE
hit
hook, slice (in golf)
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verb
ADVERB
fast, quickly

You shouldn't drive so fast!

She drove quickly back to the office.

slowly
carefully, safely
recklessly

He was arrested for driving recklessly.

around, away, back, off, on

She got into the car and drove away.

home

I'll drive you home.

PREPOSITION
down, from, to

We drove from Quebec to Ottawa.

PHRASES
drink and drive

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