drive-up
adjective Date: 1952 designed to allow patrons or customers to be served while remaining in their automobiles <
a drive-up window
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  • drive-up — UK US adjective [before noun] COMMERCE ► relating to banks, restaurants, and stores that serve you without your needing to leave your car: »a drive up ATM machine/restaurant …   Financial and business terms

  • drive-up — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: from the phrase drive up : designed to allow patrons or customers to be served while remaining in their automobiles two drive up windows at the bank * * * /druyv up /, adj. serving or accessible to customers who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive-up — /druyv up /, adj. serving or accessible to customers who drive up in their cars: a drive up taco stand; a drive up window at a bank. [adj. use of v. phrase drive up] * * * …   Universalium

  • drive up — phrasal verb Word forms drive up : present tense I/you/we/they drive up he/she/it drives up present participle driving up past tense drove up past participle driven up 1) [intransitive] if a vehicle or driver drives up, the vehicle moves near to… …   English dictionary

  • drive up — v. come close while driving; approach while driving adj. accessible to clients who drive up in cars; designed in a manner that people can remain in their cars while served (drive up hamburger place; drive up window at a bank) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drive up — verb approach while driving (Freq. 1) The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house • Topics: ↑driving • Hypernyms: ↑approach, ↑near, ↑come on, ↑go up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive up — phr verb Drive up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cost, ↑sale …   Collocations dictionary

  • drive-up window — ˈdrive up ˌwindow noun [countable] a place at a restaurant, shop, or pharmacy where people can collect their food or shopping without getting out of their cars * * * drive up window UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► a window at a bank, restaurant, or… …   Financial and business terms

  • drive-up store — UK US noun [C] US COMMERCE ► DRIVE IN STORE(Cf. ↑drive in store) …   Financial and business terms

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