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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. 我在學開車。
"Are you going by train?" "No, I'm driving." 「你乘火車去嗎?」「不,我開車去。」
She drives a red sports car. 她開一輛紅色跑車。
They're driving to Chicago on Tuesday. 星期二他們要開車去蘇格蘭。
We saw their car outside the house and drove on/past/away. 我們看見他們的車在房子外面,然後就開車往前走/過去/離開了。
I drove my daughter to school. 我開車送女兒上學。
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. 史密斯已被捕並被指控酒後駕駛。

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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. 他們用狗把羊趕進圈裡。
A post had been driven (= hit hard) into the ground near the tree. 一根柱子被砸進了那棵樹旁邊的地裡。
By the end of the year, most of the occupying troops had been driven from the city. 到年底時大部分佔領軍都被趕出了這個城市。
[ + to infinitive ] In the end, it was his violent behaviour that drove her to leave home. 最終是他的暴力行為讓她離開了家。

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. 在歷史的進程中,愛情曾經迫使男人和女人做出荒謬極端的事情。
Recent events have driven the stock market to lows not seen in ten years. 這是政府在十年中第二次使經濟陷入嚴重衰退。
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們住在一起,她快把我給逼瘋了。
He leaves dirty clothes all over the floor and it's driving me mad. 地板上到處都是他扔的骯髒衣服,真要把我氣瘋了。
drive sb wild informal

to make you very excited, especially sexually

When he runs his fingers through my hair, it drives me wild! 當他的手指掠過我的頭髮時,我興奮極了!

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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. 引擎驅動車輪。
Water drives the turbines that produce electricity. 水驅動渦輪機發電。

[ 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. 斯萊特沿著球道奮力擊球。


uk /draɪv/ us /draɪv/

drive noun (ROAD)

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

12 Maple Drive 科茨沃爾德路12號

[ 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. 我把車停在私人車道上。

drive noun (PLANNED EFFORT)

[ C ] a planned effort to achieve something

The latest promotional material is all part of a recruitment drive. 最新的宣傳材料只是徵兵運動的一部分。
UK I'm meant to be on an economy drive at the moment, so I'm trying not to spend too much. 現在我打算勤儉節約,所以正在盡量控制花費。

drive noun (COMPUTING)

B1 [ C ] a device for storing computer information

a hard drive 軟/硬碟機
a DVD drive DVD光碟機
a CD drive CD光碟機

drive noun (VEHICLE)

B1 [ C ] a journey by car

It's a long drive from Auckland to Wellington. 從格拉斯哥到倫敦開車要走很長時間。
Shall we go for a drive this afternoon? 我們下午開車去兜風好嗎?

[ 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/右座駕駛的汽車
a four-wheel drive vehicle 四輪驅動的車輛

drive noun (POWER)

C1 [ U ] energy and determination to achieve things

We are looking for someone with drive and ambition. 我們在尋找有幹勁、有抱負的人。
[ + to infinitive ] He has the drive to succeed. 他有取得成功的決心。
Later on in life the sex drive tends to diminish. 人到晚年性慾往往會逐步減退。

[ 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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)