Textual thesaurus for "drive"

(noun) driving force, thrust

the act of applying force to propel something

after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

(noun) ride

a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

he took the family for a drive in his new car

(noun) driving

hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

he sliced his drive out of bounds

(noun) movement, campaign, cause, crusade, effort

a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

he supported populist campaigns; they worked in the cause of world peace; the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant; the movement to end slavery; contributed to the war effort

(noun) parkway

a wide scenic road planted with trees

the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views

(noun) driveway, private road

a road leading up to a private house

they parked in the driveway

(verb) aim, get

move into a desired direction of discourse

What are you driving at?

(verb) beat back, force back, push back, repel, repulse

cause to move back by force or influence

repel the enemy; push back the urge to smoke; beat back the invaders

(verb) force, ram

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

(verb) motor

travel or be transported in a vehicle

We drove to the university every morning; They motored to London for the theater

(verb) take

proceed along in a vehicle

We drive the turnpike to work

(verb) labor, labour, push, tug

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

(verb) ride

have certain properties when driven

This car rides smoothly; My new truck drives well