Drive
Drive Drive, v. i. 1. To rush and press with violence; to move furiously. [1913 Webster]

Fierce Boreas drove against his flying sails. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Under cover of the night and a driving tempest. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

Time driveth onward fast, And in a little while our lips are dumb. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven. [1913 Webster]

The hull drives on, though mast and sail be torn. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The chaise drives to Mr. Draper's chambers. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

3. To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door. [1913 Webster]

4. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; -- usually with at. [1913 Webster]

Let them therefore declare what carnal or secular interest he drove at. --South. [1913 Webster]

5. To distrain for rent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

6. (Golf) To make a drive, or stroke from the tee. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. to go from one place to another in a vehicle, serving as the operator of the vehicle; to drive[9] a vehicle from one location to another. He drove from New York to Boston in four hours. [PJC]

{To let drive}, to aim a blow; to strike with force; to attack. ``Four rogues in buckram let drive at me.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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