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noun drive pronunciation in British English /draɪv/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] a journey in a car

    I set off on the 30-mile drive to the hospital.

    The hotel is only 10 minutes' drive from the airport.

    go for a drive:

    We went for a drive in Jack's new car.

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  2. 2
    [countable] British a wide path for a car that joins someone's house to a street

    There was a BMW in the drive.

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  3. 3


    used in the names of streets

    25 Oakwood Drive

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  4. 4
    [countable] computing the part of a computer that sends or receives information from a disk
    disk/hard/CD-ROM drive:

    First insert the disk into your disk drive.

  5. 5
    [countable] a big effort to achieve something, especially by a company or government

    The company is launching a major recruitment drive.

    drive for:

    the region's drive for independence

    a drive to do something:

    The company has embarked on a drive to improve its image.

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  6. 6
    [countable] a feeling that makes you act in a particular way

    instinctual desires and drives

  7. 7
    [uncountable] the energy and determination that makes you try hard to achieve something

    As a student she was full of drive and ambition.

  8. 8
    [countable] a hard hit or kick of a ball
  9. 9
    [uncountable] the power from an engine that turns the wheels of a vehicle

    front-wheel drive

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