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drove

verb uk   /drəʊv/ us    /droʊv/
past simple of drive

drove

noun [C] uk   /drəʊv/ us    /droʊv/
mainly UK a large group of animals, especially cattle or sheep, moving from one place to another droves [plural] a large group, especially of people, moving towards a place: Every summer droves of sightseers crowd the city. Fans came in droves to see her concerts.

drove

verb [T] uk   /drəʊv/ us    /droʊv/ (drove) UK specialized
to move farm animals on foot from one place to another
drover
noun [C] uk   /ˈdrəʊ.vər/ us    /ˈdroʊ.vɚ/
The drover walked alongside the oxen, gently tapping them with his stick.
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