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drove

verb uk   /drəʊv/  us   /droʊv/
past simple of drive

drove

noun [C] uk   /drəʊv/  us   /droʊv/
mainly UK a large group of animals, especially cattle or sheep, moving from one place to anotherdroves [plural] a large group, especially of people, moving towards a place: Every summer droves of sightseers crowd the city. Fans came in droves to see her concerts.

drove

verb [T] uk   /drəʊv/  us   /droʊv/ (drove) UK specialized
to move farm animals on foot from one place to another
drover
noun [C] uk   /ˈdrəʊ.vər/  us   /ˈdroʊ.vɚ/
The drover walked alongside the oxen, gently tapping them with his stick.
Translations of “drove”
in Korean “drive”의 과거형…
in Arabic drive الفِعل الماضي مِن…
in Portuguese passado de “drive”…
in Catalan passat de “drive”…
in Japanese “drive” の過去形…
in Italian passato semplice di “drive”…
in Chinese (Traditional) 駕駛…
in Russian прош. вр. гл. drive…
in Turkish 'sürmek' fiilinin ikinci hali…
in Chinese (Simplified) 驾驶…
in Polish -…
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