Meaning of “drive” - Learner’s Dictionary

drive

verb uk us /draɪv/ (past tense drove, past participle driven)
CONTROL VEHICLE [ I, T ]

to make a car, bus, or train move, and control what it does:

She's learning to drive.
He drives a red sports car.
TRAVEL [ I, T ]

A1 to travel somewhere in a car, or to take someone somewhere in a car:

We decided to drive to the airport.
My friend drove me home last night.
drive sb out/away/from, etc

to force someone to leave a place:

The supermarket has driven many small shops out of the area.
drive sb crazy/mad/wild, etc

B2 to make someone feel crazy, annoyed, or excited:

That noise is driving me mad.
drive sb to sth; drive sb to do sth

to make someone have a bad feeling or do something bad:

The arguments and violence drove her to leave home.
drive sth into/through/towards, etc

to push something somewhere by hitting it hard:

He drove the nail into the wall with a hammer.
MAKE WORK [ T ]

to provide the power or energy that makes someone or something work:

[ often passive ] She was driven by greed and ambition.
→ See also drive/send sb round the bend , drive sb up the wall

(Definition of “drive verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)