Translation of "drive" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /draɪv/ us /draɪv/ drove, driven

drive verb (USE VEHICLE)

A1 [ I or T ] to move or travel on land in a motor vehicle, especially as the person controlling the vehicle's movement

I'm learning to drive. 我在学开车。
"Are you going by train?" "No, I'm driving." “你乘火车去吗?”“不,我开车去。”
She drives a red sports car. 她开一辆红色跑车。
They're driving to Chicago on Tuesday. 星期二他们要开车去苏格兰。
We saw their car outside the house and drove on/past/away. 我们看见他们的车在房子外面,然后就开车往前走/过去/离开了。
I drove my daughter to school. 我开车送女儿上学。
driving while intoxicated abbreviation DWI US specialized

the crime of operating a motor vehicle after having drunk more alcohol than you are legally allowed to

Smith was arrested and charged with DWI. 史密斯已被捕并被指控酒后驾驶。

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drive verb (FORCE)

C1 [ T ] to force someone or something to go somewhere or do something

They used dogs to drive the sheep into a pen. 他们用狗把羊赶进圈里。
A post had been driven (= hit hard) into the ground near the tree. 一根柱子被砸进了那棵树旁边的地里。
By the end of the year, most of the occupying troops had been driven from the city. 到年底时大部分占领军都被赶出了这个城市。
[ + to infinitive ] In the end, it was his violent behaviour that drove her to leave home. 最终是他的暴力行为让她离开了家。

C1 [ T ] to force someone or something into a particular state, often an unpleasant one

In the course of history, love has driven men and women to strange extremes. 在历史的进程中,爱情曾经迫使男人和女人做出荒谬极端的事情。
Recent events have driven the stock market to lows not seen in ten years. 这是政府在10年中第二次使经济陷入严重衰退。
drive sb mad, crazy, etc. B2 informal

to make someone extremely annoyed

My mother-in-law has been staying with us this past week and she's driving me crazy. 上周我婆婆一直和我们住在一起,她快把我给逼疯了。
He leaves dirty clothes all over the floor and it's driving me mad. 地板上到处都是他扔的脏衣服,真要把我给气疯了。
drive sb wild informal

to make you very excited, especially sexually

When he runs his fingers through my hair, it drives me wild! 当他的手指掠过我的头发时,我兴奋极了!

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drive verb (PROVIDE POWER)

C2 [ T ] to provide the power to keep a machine working, or to make something happen

The engine drives the wheels. 发动机驱动车轮。
Water drives the turbines that produce electricity. 水驱动涡轮机发电。

[ T ] If you drive a ball, especially in golf or baseball, you hit it hard so that it travels a long way.

Slater drove the ball down the fairway. 斯莱特沿着球道奋力击球。


uk /draɪv/ us /draɪv/

drive noun (ROAD)

[ C ] used in the names of some roads, especially roads containing houses

12 Maple Drive 科茨沃尔德路12号

[ C ] mainly UK also driveway a short private road that leads from a public road to a house or garage

I parked in the drive. 我把车停在私人车道上。

drive noun (PLANNED EFFORT)

[ C ] a planned effort to achieve something

The latest promotional material is all part of a recruitment drive. 最新的宣传材料只是征兵运动的一部分。
UK I'm meant to be on an economy drive at the moment, so I'm trying not to spend too much. 现在我打算勤俭节约,所以正在尽量控制花销。

drive noun (COMPUTING)

B1 [ C ] a device for storing computer information

a hard drive 软/硬盘驱动器
a DVD drive DVD驱动器
a CD drive CD驱动器

drive noun (VEHICLE)

B1 [ C ] a journey by car

It's a long drive from Auckland to Wellington. 从格拉斯哥到伦敦开车要走很长时间。
Shall we go for a drive this afternoon? 我们下午开车去兜风好吗?

[ U ] the system used to power a vehicle

a car with left-hand/right-hand drive (= in which the driver sits in the seat on the left/right). 左/右座驾驶的汽车
a four-wheel drive vehicle 四轮驱动的车辆

drive noun (POWER)

C1 [ U ] energy and determination to achieve things

We are looking for someone with drive and ambition. 我们在寻找有干劲、有抱负的人。
[ + to infinitive ] He has the drive to succeed. 他有取得成功的决心。
Later on in life the sex drive tends to diminish. 人到晚年性欲往往会逐步减退。

[ C ] (in sport, especially golf or baseball) a powerful hit that sends a ball a long way


(Translation of “drive” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)