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drive

noun
 
 
/draɪv/
[C] an effort to achieve something: drive for sth The supermarket continues in its relentless drive for expansion. drive to do sth They are expanding their telephone banking service for small businesses in a key part of their drive to cut costs and boost efficiency. a recruitment/marketing/cost-cutting drive
[C] IT a piece of equipment for reading and storing computer information: a CD-ROM/DVD drive
[U] energy and determination to achieve things: We're looking for someone with drive and ambition to fill this important post.drive to do sth She has the drive to succeed.
→  See also disk drive , economy drive , flash drive , hard drive , sales drive , tape drive , test drive
(Definition of drive noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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