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verb /draiv/ ( past tense drove /drouv/, past participle driven /ˈdrivn/)
to control or guide (a car etc) conducir Do you want to drive (the car), or shall I?
to take, bring etc in a car llevar (en coche) My mother is driving me to the airport.
to force or urge along conducir Two men and a dog were driving a herd of cattle across the road.
to hit hard hincar, clavar, mandar He drove a nail into the door He drove a golfball from the tee.
to cause to work by providing the necessary power hacer funcionar, mover, impulsar This mill is driven by water.
driver noun
a person who drives a car etc conductor a bus driver.
driving noun
the activity of driving a vehicle or the way that someone drives Conducción She was charged with dangerous driving.
driver’s license noun
(American) a driving licence. permiso de conducir, carnet de conducir
drive-in adjective
(of a cinema, café etc , especially in North America) catering for people who remain in their cars while watching a film, eating etc autocine, autobanco… a drive-in movie.
drive-through adjective
that one may drive through (and do something without getting out of the car) autobanco, autorrestaurante, autozoo a drive-through restaurant.
driveway noun
a wide path for a car in front of someone’s house Acceso para el Auto There was a van parked in the driveway.
driving licence noun
a licence for driving a road vehicle. permiso de conducir, carnet de conducir
be driving at
to be trying to say or suggest insinuar, querer decir I don’t know what you’re driving at.
drive off phrasal verb
to leave or go away in a car etc arrancar y partir He got into a van and drove off.
to keep away ahuyentar A horse uses its tail to drive off flies.
in golf, to make the first stroke from the tee. hacer el tiro de salida
drive on phrasal verb
to carry on driving a car etc seguir (adelante) Drive on – we haven’t time to stop!
to urge strongly forward empujar It was ambition that drove him on.
(Definition of drive from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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