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Please drive carefully.
Usually, my sister drives and I read the map.
He drove along for several miles before he saw anyone.
He drove his truck into a wall.
The rising flood waters had driven her out of the village.
Thousands of people have been driven from their homes by the fighting.
Desperation finally drove her to ask for help.
People are being driven to violence by police action.
Supermarkets are driving small stores out of business.
Will you stop that humming, you're driving me crazy!
Driven to desperation, he began to steal from his employer.
It's enough to drive you to drink.
This is the American English definition of drive. View British English definition of drive.
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