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verb (PROVIDE POWER)    /draɪv/ (drove, driven)
C2 [T] to provide the power to keep a machine working, or to make something happen: The engine drives the wheels. Water drives the turbines that produce electricity.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores [T] If you drive a ball, especially in golf, you hit it hard so that it travels a long way: Slater drove the ball down the fairway.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of drive verb (PROVIDE POWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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