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English definition of “driving”

driving

adjective [before noun]     /ˈdraɪ.vɪŋ/
strong and powerful and therefore causing things to happen : Driving ambition is what most great leaders have in common . She was always the driving force behind the plan .Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresHaving a powerful effectStrong feelingsVery and extreme driving rain/snow rain or snow that is falling fast and being blown by the wind : Driving snow brought more problems on the roads last night .RainSnow and iceCold
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