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Spanish translation of “drive”

drive

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 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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