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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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Instead of on driveways, the code allows such vehicles to be parked in backyards or interior side yards, if they are more than 5 feet from the property line and screened with a fence or landscaping.
Most dirt and gravel driveways are easily resurfaced with this type of driveway grader, but particularly hard surfaces are not easily dealt with.
The contractor, Portland-based Safe Sidewalks LLC, will grind driveway aprons to reduce lips between the driveways and street surface.
And some residents are expected to earn up to PS500 per space as they cash in on the Christmas rush by renting out their driveways throughout December.
The application phase is much faster, taking only a few hours per coat for a typical driveway.
a landscape and design business in Marlboro, sees the popularity of heated driveways as part of a larger trend: Homeowners are trying to build outdoor spaces they can use year-round.
Get plastic gullies and channels designed to take water away from driveways and incorporate them into the project.
Can we assume from that statement if you are unemployed or on any other benefits, you will not be allowed to rent out your own driveway to the motorist who himself may be out of work or on other benefits and looking for somewhere to park as they pop down to the JobCentre?
After an appeal by the property owners, the county is allowing an illegal driveway to remain in use but with some restrictions.
INSURANCE firms are warning some car drivers to park on the road instead of their driveway.
Looking at the common understanding of the term sidewalk, the appellate court concluded that the plain language of the Act did not provide immunity for injuries sustained on driveways.
MOST people that live in the Great Barr/ Perry Barr area will know that most of the houses are connected to driveways which were built in about 1936.
Please remember to keep a safe dis-tancfrom the car in front and please remember that people do live on main roads, and are not at any fault by entering their own driveways.
Driveways, Paths and Patios: A Complete Guide to Design, Management and Construction provides an excellent survey of how driveways and paths are constructed, packing over two hundred color photos and drawings with a step-by-step guide for any who would build their own.
But times have changed from the days when hundreds of tumbleweeds would roll through the valley, creating traffic hazards, blocking doors and driveways and raising the brush fire danger.