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drive

noun
 
 
/draɪv/
JOURNEY [C] B1 a journey in a car: The drive from Boston to New York took 4 hours.Journeys
GROUND [C] the area of ground that you drive on to get from your house to the road: You can park on the drive.ParkingUrban and residential streets
COMPUTER [C] B1 a part of a computer that can read or store information: a DVD drive Save your work on the C drive.Computer hardware
EFFORT [C] a great effort to achieve something: [+ to do sth] The government started a drive to improve standards in schools.Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effortTrying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
ENERGY [U] energy and determination to achieve things: She has drive and ambition.Energetic and livelyExcitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
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