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Synonyms for drive

Synonyms for drive

to force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure

to urge to move along


to move or advance against strong resistance

to run and control (a motor vehicle)

to set or keep going

to force to work


to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to cause to penetrate with force

to fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition

to look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it

a trip in a motor vehicle

an organized effort to accomplish a purpose

an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

Synonyms for drive

the act of applying force to propel something

a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

a road leading up to a private house

hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

the act of driving a herd of animals overland

a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

a wide scenic road planted with trees


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(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

operate or control a vehicle

travel or be transported in a vehicle

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

cause to move back by force or influence

compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

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push, propel, or press with force

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cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

move into a desired direction of discourse


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have certain properties when driven


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work as a driver

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move by being propelled by a force

urge forward

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strike with a driver, as in teeing off

hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

excavate horizontally

cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling

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hunting: search for game

hunting: chase from cover into more open ground

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The odds were there in black and white - the results of the DriveABLE test he had taken at Fairlawn when finishing up his rehabilitation there.
6 Turbo is immensely driveable, thanks to the engine's 230Nm of torque being available from just 2,200rpm right through to 5,500rpm
I was lucky because my car was driveable and roadworthy, but I believe a lot of people are having problems.
A Balmoral source said: 'Andrew clattered a deer but he wasn't hurt and the car was driveable.
All three jumped out to look at their handiwork while the last few shoppers timidly looked on and - realising their worst wasn't good enough and they had failed to penetrate the front grill - they made off in the one still driveable vehicle.
The electric driveable Ferrari 250 GTO, at $475, is a scaled-down version of what film star mum and dad drive.
Snyder attributes the road's resurgence to retirees who are retracing trips from years ago - about 85 percent of the road is still driveable - as well as baby boomers who have never set out on the great American road trip.
The five-year rental contract, valued at Au250,000, supplies the European remanufacturer of automotive parts with Hyster medium level order pickers, two Hyster counterbalanced electric forklift trucks and six JLG driveable stockpickers.
The 542-yard seventh and the 546-yard 16th are the only par-fives, and the driveable 323-yard par-four 11th is another birdie chance Story of last year Sang-moon Bae was four ahead with ten holes to play, before dropping three shots in two holes around the turn.
There are a lot of risk-and-reward holes - two driveable par fours and tricky par threes and a lot of new courses lack that challenge.
The 22-year-old Northern Irishman, back in action three weeks after injuring his arm against a tree root at the USPGA Championship, made an eagle two on the driveable seventh, but gave the strokes back with a seven at the long ninth, driving into trouble and then three-putting from only four feet.
An eagle at the driveable 15th - his fifth - and then birdies at the sixth and seventh provided a timely boost after missing the halfway cut in last week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Players have already been talking about the driveable 377-yard 15th and the 18th offers a potentially spectacular closing to a match.
It's a driveable par four that 14th - I suppose you'd call it the signatureholeofthecourseover thosecliffs-andmytwoplaying partners had a go at it and I thought 'I've got to have a go too', especially having walked off the 13th with a bogey.
The 29-year-old heir to retiring Jack NicklausAE throne of golfing greatness salvaged his poor round u which included him shooting into the gorse on the front nine after three-putting the second u with a great par at the dangerous 17th and he then birdied the driveable last.