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English definition of “drive”

drive

verb (PROVIDE POWER)    /draɪv/ (drove, driven)
C2 [T] to provide the power to keep a machine working , or to make something happen : The engine drives the wheels . Water drives the turbines that produce electricity .Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores [T] If you drive a ball , especially in golf , you hit it hard so that it travels a long way: Slater drove the ball down the fairway .Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of drive verb (PROVIDE POWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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