Meaning of DRIVE in English

DRIVE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a burning/driving ambition (= a very strong ambition )

She had a burning ambition to become a racing car driver.

a car drives off/away

The police car drove off at top speed.

a CD drive (= the place on a computer where you put in a CD-ROM )

He popped the CD in the CD drive.

a driving ban British English

He was given a three-year driving ban and a fine.

a driving licence British English , a driver's license American English

80 percent of 18 year olds had a driver’s license.

a driving test

A driving test can be a nerve-racking experience.

a driving/parking/traffic offence

Speeding is the most common traffic offence.

a driving/swimming etc lesson

Dad said he'd pay for driving lessons as my birthday present.

a petition drive American English (= an attempt to get a lot of people to sign a petition )

More than 20,000 signatures were gathered by the petition drive.

a short walk/flight/drive

It’s a short drive to the airport.

The hotel is only a short walk from the beach.

an hour’s walk/drive etc

It’s about an hour’s drive away.

autograph driving

be forced/driven into exile

Many of his political opponents have been forced into exile.

disk drive

disqualified from driving

He was disqualified from driving .

drink and drive

Don’t drink and drive .

drive a car

In England you can learn to drive a car when you are 17.

drive on/along/down the motorway

He was driving along the motorway at a steady sixty miles an hour.

drive sb to ruin (= cause ruin for sb )

Farmers told how foot-and-mouth disease was driving them to ruin.

drive shaft

Drive...stakes into the ground

Drive two stakes into the ground about three feet apart.

drive...to despair

The noise from the neighbours used to drive him to despair .

driving licence

driving rain (= heavy rain that is falling fast or being blown along )

They struggled to walk against driving rain.

driving range

driving school

driving snow (= falling fast )

We walked home through driving snow.

driving test

driving...crazy (= really annoying me )

Turn that music down. It’s driving me crazy !

driving...mad

He’s been driving me mad !

driving...nuts (= annoying me very much )

Turn that radio off. It’s driving me nuts .

driving...up the wall (= making me annoyed )

That noise is driving me up the wall .

drunk driving

flash drive

four-wheel drive

hard drive

left-hand drive

long journey/walk/flight/drive etc (= a journey etc over a large distance that takes a lot of time )

It’s a long walk to the shops from here.

motorway driving

Is motorway driving included in the driving test?

pen drive

reckless driving

He was accused of causing death by reckless driving .

right-hand drive

sex drive

test drive

USB drive

within travelling/commuting/driving distance of sth (= near enough to make travel to or from a place possible )

The job was not within travelling distance of my home.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

along

I am driving along a narrow main road, used by fast-moving traffic, with my children in the back seat.

The kid drove along through the green hills of California without saying a word.

One would find oneself driving along in a pall of black poison.

Los Angeles wants music to drive along to because commutes can be so long.

Tony was humming to himself as he drove along but Freddie sat silent, sulking over the raid that never was.

But of course they lived inside history, and events were being driven along by larger historical forces.

Meanwhile, Eric had turned left and pulled away, driving along the High Street towards the top end of the town.

I drive along the track, my heart full.

around

After driving around for some time with no success I decided that I must get on my way.

Often, as I drove around , I felt as if I were in an enormous time park.

It may have been driven around a bit before it entered the water.

She got back in the car and drove around to the back where the room was assigned.

A Chambers colleague remarked on seeing it that it must be like driving around in a Smartie.

Mayor, why don't you drive around and get a reality check?

They had driven around for over an hour trying to find the rave that every one was going on about.

But parents will still drive around with children in the front seat, either with air bags, or no seat belts.

away

As the car drove away Holly's smile faded.

As they drove away Fong looked back.

To impress and drive away lesser males, the harem bull develops a darker coat and a swollen neck.

I drove away to the sound of singing.

They were thought to have been driven away by a third man in a stolen Golf GTi.

Then the cameras were switched off, police cars drove away , and the doors to the hospital closed behind them.

A searing fire of elation bathed him suddenly, driving away the last vestiges of fear.

Zanger said he retorted that he needed his glasses to drive away .

back

As they drove back from a barbecue the bee stung Rod's arm.

He drove back to Acra and slept the sleep of a confused man.

They drove back to Monte Samana in silence, and Miguel stopped near the medical centre.

Then we got into the van and drove back to town.

This onslaught was driven back by a police baton charge in the course of which four youths were slightly hurt.

If Sien went back with them, she would be driven back to her old life in no time.

Over it, water cascaded into a half-million-gallon pool, then was driven back to the top by steam-powered pumps.

by

As we drive by , a tiny pick-up truck approaches with two more.

A convertible drove by , but it was white and a different make.

He heard a car drive by .

It was against the law to be moving when the Prime Minister drove by .

Creed drove by , slowing down and scrutinising the open doorway before finding somewhere to park.

They drove by again and then again, each time slower and more menacingly.

Once in a while some one drove by down the dirt road along the shore.

I look at the couple as I drive by .

down

As a result of these expectations, funds flow from short-term markets to long-term markets, thereby driving down long-term interest rates.

Marshall, however, preferred to drive down to the office himself.

So he had driven down from Edinburgh to intercept the train.

Early one spring I drove down to South Carolina to visit some friends.

Later in the day, after their shopping expedition, Jessica and Karen drove down to the docks.

They disappeared July 15 after driving down to Tijuana to attend cockfights at the annual Tijuana Fair.

I drove down the High Street.

home

They had driven home arguing about which night was Midsummer night.

Three outs, and everyone drives home .

She drove home through further rain.

We dragged ourselves to our cars and drove home .

I required a longer rest; and could I be driven home by some one, as I felt so tired?

They drove home in almost complete silence.

In this self-righteous mood he drove home .

These sessions had the desired effect of driving home the urgent need for change.

off

Within two minutes the automatic aerial was retracted and the Volkswagen drove off .

Then I drove off , with my clothes and without further explanation, to my parents' house.

Then Hank came out and drove off , and he cursed him quietly.

Phagu drove off to scout another place; the rest of us packed up and walked an extra six miles.

Then he drove off , the wrong way down the dual carriageway, said Jane Cockburn, prosecuting.

They get into the car and drive off , but soon they come to a police roadblock.

The car drove off at speed, the tyres screeching, and disappeared into the endless bricks of suburbia.

Then he got into his white Olds and drove off to clear his head.

on

She accelerated hastily, and drove on .

The girl had insisted on driving her all the way home.

Stanley stopped to assess the chances of driving on .

After a tiny hesitation the man laughs back, and we drive on through the site.

At the last moment she stopped the manoeuvre and drove on instead.

When he sees the ominous Eric Roberts with his thumb out, Henriksen drives on by.

The driver banged on his horn but Gregson drove on at speed, unconcerned by the accident he'd almost caused.

We headed toward this, our third storm, by driving on a two-lane road surrounded by green prairie.

out

To achieve this aim involved driving out the small importers.

There seems to be no good history antidote strong enough to drive out this bad and damaging chapter of history.

Attacked and driven out by men, Giant Wolves have allied with Goblin tribes.

Mattresses have been driven out and dumped in fields, sticks of broken furniture poke out of ditches and broken-backed fences contain nothing.

Most of the downtown bread stores have been driven out of business by stagflation.

She refused to be driven out , as she put it.

The hundreds of worker bees who were also driven out got the minimum.

over

Then they were driving over rough ground, loose stones popping under the tyres.

Sometimes she drove over , even though she lived only two houses down.

When it got dark I drove over and parked around the corner.

Because I am interested in ruins, I decided to drive over to the town site.

Although the vast majority are hardened by their loss, others have been driven over the edge of madness.

I drove over to the house.

Nevertheless I arranged to drive over to Strondonald the following Saturday afternoon and join him for tea.

We just bundled her up and drove over .

round

Now Evans got back into his car and drove round to Connon's house.

I wondered, driving round the utterly deserted town.

He was driven round the wrong way in a car in heavy rain.

On the other hand, driving round at night, in the pouring rain, didn't appeal either.

It drove round the corner and came back.

They drove round a corner and the next thing they heard was gunfire.

It don't look too hard, driving round and round.

We drove round in circles for an hour and now we're back in the Butcher Building.

through

He drove through and they shut behind him.

Angel and I just drove through .

But having driven through this sleepy Cambridgeshire backwater this week, I sincerely hope they were ousted from office and then shot.

Not close and overgrown, crowded with foliage, not leafy limbs pressing in on you as you drove through .

I weighed in on Monday, got blood pressured, then drove through blinding rain into the Guildford one-way system.

Finally, a sight appeared through driving rain that lifted our hearts.

Subjects were able to recall many of the junctions they had driven through , though the quality of this recall was variable.

In fact, it was the ogre who owned the land that the king had just driven through .

up

It means you don't stick to your word and you do end up driving an MR2.

Higher demand for credit will drive up interest rates, making it more profitable for banks to supply more credit.

S blocked steel imports, which drove up the cost of automobiles and everything else made from steel.

Home, she thought dismally as she drove up the gravelly drive.

Labor shortages were not going to be driving up wages for a long time to come.

The negotiations had driven up the share prices, which was wonderful.

After an important doctor's appointment, he drove up to Camp Pendleton to have the deer put down.

■ NOUN

car

With some difficulty he got the car to start and drove slowly along the middle of the road.

A car has driven off the small bridge and is slowly sinking in the river.

Then he ran to his car and drove five miles to alert police and park rangers.

Together they all escaped into waiting cars and were driven to London.

I climbed into my car and drove off.

More than the car you drive , worry about the tires it rolls upon.

That fall a government car drove up while I was outside playing.

mile

Then he ran to his car and drove five miles to alert police and park rangers.

Because Southern Californians drive nearly 100 million miles every day in their cars - carefree perhaps but not cost-free.

Takes minutes to drive 6 miles into centre of Bideford due to endlessness of roads and imbecilic road signs.

He had never raced on an oval nor ever driven more than 200 miles in a race.

Unfortunately, we sailed straight into a terrible storm, which drove us many miles eastward.

They then drove fifteen miles before dumping him on the Buckinghamshire border.

If he'd driven at 40 miles an hour he would have driven straight past.

miles

After the board meeting, they drove fifty miles south of Auckland to meet Forster for lunch.

Can you imagine driving 49 miles on a good, paved road in California and not seeing another car?

I drove for miles and found nothing.

If my kids need a tonsillectomy, do I drive 100 miles ... to get a $ 60 discount?

Because Southern Californians drive nearly 100 million miles every day in their cars - carefree perhaps but not cost-free.

It was an unnecessary extravagance, since I would have to be driven a hundred miles back in a car.

Takes minutes to drive 6 miles into centre of Bideford due to endlessness of roads and imbecilic road signs.

price

As more assets are purchased, this will drive up their price .

The company said aggressive pricing by Intel has driven down prices for so-called 486 chips.

The herd moves into a market, driving up asset prices to absurd levels, then leaves when things look dicey.

Tensions in the gulf drove prices at the time up to the present-day rate of $ 1. 46 per gallon.

The negotiations had driven up the share prices , which was wonderful.

And the shift from bonds to stocks would drive down the price of bonds and raise interest rates.

Both sets of figures have been driven by the price of crude oil.

Declining global production and rising demand drove prices higher.

road

It will drive people on to the roads .

For a while he drove the winding club roads , past the wrecked tennis courts, the empty swimming pool.

It was, of course, laudable to clear the rookeries; essential to drive new roads through slum areas.

When you drive in, the road narrows, the metal guard rail is replaced by a hand laid rock wall.

I'd managed to drive over the terrible roads to a village or small town.

We headed toward this, our third storm, by driving on a two-lane road surrounded by green prairie.

Alternatively, it is claimed, such a system would be inequitable since poorer motorists would be driven off the roads .

Nights we spent driving on the road .

town

We drove out of town on the Dublin road, then swung up a lane, beside a Round Tower and monastic ruin.

Let him put his suitcase in the trunk himself and then you drive him around town for a while.

They would have been driven from the town and had to survive in unpopulated areas.

Because I am interested in ruins, I decided to drive over to the town site.

At just after eight last night he was being driven through the town centre.

Instead I keep driving , get to town , time to kill, so I find a bartender to kill it.

She rescues him, drives him out of town as dawn starts to break and leaves him in a wheatfield.

Then we got into the van and drove back to town .

truck

Though I might like to drive a truck one day.

Bruce drove the truck behind us.

The one Masklin had found in the Store, the one that had given him the idea for driving the Truck .

Not to mention three more years of driving a truck .

You're way too smart to be driving a truck .

Her husband drove a truck , ferrying cotton workers from the highlands down to the coast and back.

vehicle

The petite blonde star refused to go in his car and drove her own vehicle to his central London offices.

Gritz and his team immediately drove in a recreational vehicle to the gate at Justus Township, Smith said.

A typical agreement lasts three years and a disabled person can have more than one person insured to drive the vehicle .

Each morning at 7, Schweitzer physicians and fieldworkers roll into the school compound in a white four-wheel-drive vehicle .

Only foremen will drive company vehicles from now on.

Most of its sales are Jeep Cherokees, which is a right-hand-drive vehicle .

They were later seen wearing ski masks and driving the vehicles across the Denes area.

wedge

The papal reform tended to drive a wedge between the educated, celibate higher clergy, and the rank and file.

The deal drove a wedge between the president and fellow Republicans going into the 1992 elections.

The men of violence want to drive a wedge between the forces of law and order and the people they protect.

By criminalizing physician-assisted suicide, the Supreme Court has driven a criminal wedge between the dying and their doctors.

They were thus driving the wedge further and further into a division of labour from which they were the first to suffer.

The lawsuit also helped drive a wedge between Arpaio and Romley.

Above all, it drove a wedge through the heart of the Conservative coalition.

Considering the views of those proven achievers helps drive an even greater wedge between centralization and decentralization as a guiding organizational principle.

■ VERB

learn

Denise says she is learning to drive .

Grandma Shay also learned how to drive a car.

Better than learning how to drive from your junior college coach.

Martin learned to drive as his Skill project and improved on his swimming ability in the Physical Recreation section.

However, if you listen to motivational and training cassettes while you are driving you will learn while you drive.

We lived here for three years, and I learned to drive and to swim and to handle a boat.

You know how I learned to drive ?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be as pure as the driven snow

be driven/pushed from pillar to post

drive a wedge between sb

Instead of driving a wedge between lovers, a child can expand and deepen that love.

It will potentially drive a wedge between the Catholic H.E.

She'd driven a wedge between herself and Guy.

Such opposition to bureaucratic intrusion drove a wedge between many working-class people and the Fabian socialists.

The deal drove a wedge between the president and fellow Republicans going into the 1992 elections.

The lawsuit also helped drive a wedge between Arpaio and Romley.

The men of violence want to drive a wedge between the forces of law and order and the people they protect.

The papal reform tended to drive a wedge between the educated, celibate higher clergy, and the rank and file.

drive sb bonkers

The noise from the train tracks used to drive us bonkers .

drive sb insane

The noise from the construction project is driving us completely insane .

drive sb potty

drive sb round the bend

Anyway, he drives Kate round the bend .

drive sb to distraction

Mrs. Swanson was being driven to distraction by her mischievous son.

And just like in the Kronenbourg ad she can't stop driving men to distraction .

His constant invasion of her privacy was driving her to distraction .

Or will his lack of ambition drive you to distraction ?

They lived inside a person's body and wriggled about until their presence drove him to distraction .

Zoe talks her dad into letting her have driving lessons but she and Janine drive Garry to distraction .

drive/strike a hard bargain

Don't become despondent just because it seems that your employer is keen to drive a hard bargain.

It could also be that Reilly, who has never knowingly sold himself short, is driving a hard bargain.

So he was right to drive a hard bargain.

The farmer had grown used to billeting troops and drove a hard bargain.

driving ambition

Talented but without driving ambition, Lehmann was during his last years handicapped by Parkinson's disease.

Thus, with each page, she becomes increasingly unattractive and vainglorious - brains and spirit corrupted by driving ambition.

driving force

First, I would disagree that the Endangered Species Act is the driving force behind conservation decisions.

For the lawyer and the judge, a driving force at all times has been the avalanche of precedents.

Listening to the Finale in particular, I was struck by the lack of driving force there is behind it in this performance.

The driving force of the rain precluded conversation, sealed each of us in with his own thoughts.

The current history line is the driving force of the payroll and is subject to very high validation checks.

This possessiveness can be a driving force behind each craftsman and his task.

Was it feasible, was it remotely possible, that the mutation had some sort of driving force?

driving rain/snow

He feels like a fool in his virtual reality goggles as he trudges through the driving rain to the parked aircraft.

In the face of the hard, driving snow, the stage slowed.

Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.

The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.

The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.

The somber job was made more difficult by driving snow and subfreezing temperatures.

There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.

They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.

hit/drive/hammer etc sth home

in the driving seat

Back in the driving seat for the first time in 40 years the memories came flooding back.

Bullock found himself in the driving seat after Davies was forced to play sideways out of a ditch.

It was clear that, in the early stages of embryo development, the cytoplasm is in the driving seat .

Kev sat with eyes closed in the driving seat .

Once Smith's penalty goal had cut the Cambridge lead to two points Oxford appeared to be in the driving seat .

So long as the receiver is in the driving seat neither the owners nor the unsecured creditors can do much to remove him.

What in the world would the company be like in a few years' time if such people were in the driving seat ?

needs must (when the devil drives)

run/go/drive etc like the clappers

Little legs going like the clappers .

Male speaker Inside you are going like the clappers because you are nervous and the tension is building up.

sales drive/campaign

Both firms have announced small computers and plan big sales campaigns.

Independent laboratory tests and a pilot sales campaign have confirmed that AirX works very successfully.

The sales drive was interrupted by a legal hiccup.

The spearhead of their sales drive was cooking and water heating, in which their major competitors were the gas boards.

Valuable information such as company sales statistics or previous sales campaign studies can come from the client himself.

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"How are you going to get there?" "I'm driving."

"How do you get to work?" "I drive ."

"What car do you drive ?" "A Fiat Brava."

Drive carefully - the roads are very icy.

Drive the nail into the wall at a downward angle.

Driving a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool was one of the most dangerous stunts Crawford had to perform.

At the trial, she claimed that years of abuse from her violent husband had driven her to kill him.

Can you drive me to the airport next Friday?

Gang activity has driven business away from downtown.

Her mother's continual nagging drove her into running away from home.

I'm learning to drive . In fact, I take my test next week.

I learned how to drive when I was fifteen.

Jeff drives a green Volvo.

Jenny drove to the coast for the weekend.

Many farmers claim that they have been driven to desperation by the latest blow to the industry.

McGwire drove the ball into right field.

My love of competition is what drives me.

On our trip to Florida, I drove 300 miles in one day.

She drove off without saying goodbye.

She didn't really want to drive herself to the doctor, so I said I'd take her.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He drove her home, leaving her down the block but watching her to make sure she got in okay.

He said he would drive me home.

It swirled and howled, driving the sleet and snow towards him alone.

Several times they started to build a city, but they were always driven away by misfortunes or bad omens.

The Protestant yeomanry still rode around the countryside intent on driving home the lessons of 1798: Rebellion will be punished!

They completely failed and were driven to policies of austerity before they even got started.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

floppy

Cleaning a floppy disk drive should be part of a regular maintenance procedure.

The functions of memory, floppy drive and the hard disk are all explained.

Apparently the machine's screen and the motherboard survived intact - but alas not the floppy drive .

The hard and floppy drives are 3.5-inch affairs mounted on the side of the main drive cage.

It has a floppy disk drive to load programmes, and a megabyte of memory to store them.

The floppy drive supplied with the 320SLi is an external unit, which weighs about 10oz.

Use disk head cleaning kits on floppy drives . 3.

If both floppy drive lights are lit then one floppy connector is reversed.

hard

You can specify any page you like, even one located on your own hard drive such as your Bookmark file.

If you have an older machine, adding or replacing a hard drive can still be daunting.

Who says that a removable hard drive deserves as much attention as battery life?

Kuo said the virus attacks the spot where the layout of its hard drive is stored.

But once hard drives broke the 100-megabyte barrier, that was no longer feasible.

The hard disk drive is fast, too, with its own on-board cache.

The other kind is disk storage, commonly on a hard drive or floppy disk.

An unscrupulous programmer could write an ActiveX program designed to erase a hard drive or deposit a virus.

long

Scottie loved travelling and behaved splendidly during the long drives and sailing periods.

Road conditions were reasonably good up the long coastal drive north on National Route 3.

Cattle were no longer taken on long drives , but were delivered by rail and cattle drives were then made illegal.

The Chiefs led 7-0 when the Raiders began the second half with a long , promising drive .

Then there is the travelling back and forth to shows, which can often entail a long drive .

The 49ers answered both Baltimore touchdowns with long touchdown drives of their own following the kickoffs.

I've got a long drive tomorrow.

Glover thought his silent thoughts on Lucky as they made the long drive .

new

Myth-3: New disk drive technology that doesn't improve seek time can be dismissed as ineffective.

There was a new drive for the floppy disks that allowed each disk to store twice the information.

All my shortcuts on the new drive refer to the C drive.

Her new four-wheel drive was donated by a businessman.

The full ban will be announced on Wednesday as part of a new health drive .

In general though it is better to make your existing drive the master and the new drive the slave.

This is the simplest way of laying a new path or drive .

Stuck for clues. New drive for a lead in garden murder.

short

No dinner is offered but there are many and varied eating establishments within a short drive .

Emphasis on short selections during drive times.

Unfortunately, this is not the case with many millions of people whose backache is worse after even a short drive .

The Greco-Roman ruins, a short drive away, were thronged, but this amplified, rather than diminished, our visit.

A short drive will take you to the Downs and Ashdown Forest.

The park, a short drive south of downtown, is open from late May to early October.

Woodbridge is 10 minutes away, several other courses within a short drive .

■ NOUN

disk

Myth-3: New disk drive technology that doesn't improve seek time can be dismissed as ineffective.

The faster the disk drive and controller, the faster the computer.

However the chips on some machines may be located under disk drives or power supplies or other lumps of hardware.

We learned how to hook up the printer and the disk drive .

In use, the card acts just like a disk drive but it responds instantaneously.

Then the disk drive whirred once more and the question mark evaporated.

Security features include a locking disk drive cover, locking lid and cable clamps.

Several schemes for disk drives were adopted and discarded.

recruitment

The vicar is planning a recruitment drive in the New Year.

Members needed: Darlington branch of the Friends of the Earth has launched a recruitment drive .

The result was a big recruitment drive mounted by the Corporation across a wide parallel of jobs to fill the vacuums.

A recruitment drive amongst blacks was however considered unlikely.

Simon arrived at Bègles from Nice the year that Appriou started his recruitment drive .

The campaign to lure doctors from abroad follows a similar recruitment drive for nurses.

The day was organised by the Gloucestershire Regiment as part of a recruitment drive .

Four unions have started a recruitment drive for new members after an eight year ban on union membership at the base.

test

Have a word with your Mazda dealer and take a test drive down memory lane.

The game demo lets you take a test drive .

I had some memorable test drives after buying a dozen 6R4s when they were up for grabs at the factory.

Automakers are chary about shipping base cars for test drives , because those cars sell poorly.

Or even better, visit your Peugeot dealer and take a test drive in the new Peugeot 605.

And he took me out in it for a test drive .

But it couldn't cope with John's test drive .

A test drive should convince you that Mazda are going places.

wheel

This may explain its reluctance to come out of four wheel drive .

Furthermore, I often took detours to avoid sand which the Land Rover had gone through using its four wheel drive .

This is permanent four wheel drive with a free wheel overrun clutch in the front output to stop transmission wind up.

Replace both so that you can use four wheel drive .

Normally, this is done through land-\#wheel drive to maintain consistent application.

Additions to the range followed rapidly, all of which follow the same formula of transverse engine layout and front wheel drive .

At present it is only two wheel drive .

■ VERB

hit

Every time he hit a drive it ended up at least two time zones away.

On the seventeenth, a short par-four curving to the left, Peter grunted after hitting a mammoth Whiplash drive .

He hit a huge drive which rolled so far that it ended in deep rough.

Why did he hit such a poor drive on twelve?

After another Strachan run, Speed hit a first-time drive touched in by Imre Varadi for the third.

Leadoff hitter Brett Hardy, a lefty, hit a line drive to left field.

He hit his drive a good 340 yards to find the fairway, invisible from the tee.

Peter hit a poor drive and a poor second, to the right of a nasty greenside bunker.

launch

Members needed: Darlington branch of the Friends of the Earth has launched a recruitment drive .

That announcement came as the Reform Party officially launched its own petition drive to win Texas ballot access in November.

Sony launched a similar drive at the same time.

walk

I could walk but instead I drive .

They walked down the long drive to the little village outside the gates.

He walked up the drive to the forecourt.

Then they walk up the drive and knock on the front door.

As they walked down the drive , Constance was surprised at how cool it was under the pines.

The young couple were walking up the drive , arms about each other.

No sign of Julie, but some one was walking up the drive towards the house.

I really feel a foreigner and walk up the drive cursing the mud that has ruined my gold stilettos.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be as pure as the driven snow

drive sb bonkers

The noise from the train tracks used to drive us bonkers .

drive sb insane

The noise from the construction project is driving us completely insane .

drive sb potty

drive/strike a hard bargain

Don't become despondent just because it seems that your employer is keen to drive a hard bargain.

It could also be that Reilly, who has never knowingly sold himself short, is driving a hard bargain.

So he was right to drive a hard bargain.

The farmer had grown used to billeting troops and drove a hard bargain.

driving ambition

Talented but without driving ambition, Lehmann was during his last years handicapped by Parkinson's disease.

Thus, with each page, she becomes increasingly unattractive and vainglorious - brains and spirit corrupted by driving ambition.

driving force

First, I would disagree that the Endangered Species Act is the driving force behind conservation decisions.

For the lawyer and the judge, a driving force at all times has been the avalanche of precedents.

Listening to the Finale in particular, I was struck by the lack of driving force there is behind it in this performance.

The driving force of the rain precluded conversation, sealed each of us in with his own thoughts.

The current history line is the driving force of the payroll and is subject to very high validation checks.

This possessiveness can be a driving force behind each craftsman and his task.

Was it feasible, was it remotely possible, that the mutation had some sort of driving force?

driving rain/snow

He feels like a fool in his virtual reality goggles as he trudges through the driving rain to the parked aircraft.

In the face of the hard, driving snow, the stage slowed.

Inside, peace reigns, even in driving rain.

The air was full of driving rain as Jack climbed the hill.

The darkness was so complete that no one could have seen her through the driving rain and almost instantly the house disappeared.

The somber job was made more difficult by driving snow and subfreezing temperatures.

There was continuous driving rain, and a cold that numbed me.

They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.

hit/drive/hammer etc sth home

needs must (when the devil drives)

run/go/drive etc like the clappers

Little legs going like the clappers .

Male speaker Inside you are going like the clappers because you are nervous and the tension is building up.

sales drive/campaign

Both firms have announced small computers and plan big sales campaigns.

Independent laboratory tests and a pilot sales campaign have confirmed that AirX works very successfully.

The sales drive was interrupted by a legal hiccup.

The spearhead of their sales drive was cooking and water heating, in which their major competitors were the gas boards.

Valuable information such as company sales statistics or previous sales campaign studies can come from the client himself.

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a scenic drive

As part of the bank's efficiency drive substantial cuts are being made in the workforce.

Brown was hired to lead a cattle drive north to the Canadian border.

Greg certainly has the drive to become a good lawyer.

Griffey hit a long, high drive to right field.

He's clever enough, but he lacks drive .

It's a beautiful day for a drive in the country.

It's a two-hour drive to Hamilton from here.

It's about a 20-minute drive into the city from here.

Let's take a drive out to the farm.

Put your disk in the "A" drive and click on "save."

She was found dead at her home in Maple Drive .

The beach is just a 20-minute drive from the city.

The government's economy drive has failed to produce the expected savings.

The government must continue this drive to find new, cleaner forms of energy.

The Health Department launched an anti-smoking drive .

The infantry made a drive deep into enemy territory.

The male sex drive is not necessarily stronger than the female.

The pickup has four-wheel drive .

We need a new drive for investment in Britain's inner cities.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bladder clenched, Thérèse limped down the drive behind her silent father.

But where was the gear drive for the drill mechanism to come from?

George played the entire first quarter and started the first scoring drive , which Klingler finished.

I needed to realign my life, it said, not just my putt or my drive .

If you have a low-profile computer without a free drive bay, you may have no choice but to replace the original.

Not much to look at, because the front lawn and the drive to the Manor were a shambles.

The drive takes twelve hours in all.

The workers were laid off in July 1994 when Sprint abruptly closed the company amid a union organizing drive .

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.