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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Dra·ve /ˈdrɑvə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drave old imp. of Drive. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drive v. t. [imp. Drove formerly Drave (drāv); p. p. Driven p. pr. & vb. n. Driving.]
 1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
    A storm came on and drove them into Pylos.   --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
    Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.   --Pope.
    Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey.   --Pope.
 2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
    How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!   --Thackeray.
 3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like. Enough to drive one mad.”
    He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had done for his.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute. [Now used only colloquially.]
    The trade of life can not be driven without partners.   --Collier.
 5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
    To drive the country, force the swains away.   --Dryden.
 6. Mining To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
 7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.]
 8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.