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English definition of “drive at something”

drive at something

phrasal verb with drive    /drɑɪv/ verb (past tense drove  /droʊv/, past participle driven  /ˈdrɪv·ən/)
to try to explain or say something: I can’t understand what she’s driving at.
(Definition of drive at something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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