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      n      another name for       propeller shaft  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
      vb   , drives, driving, drove   , driven  
1    to push, propel, or be pushed or propelled  
2    to control and guide the movement of (a vehicle, draught animal, etc.)  
to drive a car     
3    tr   to compel or urge to work or act, esp. excessively  
4    tr   to goad or force into a specified attitude or state  
work drove him to despair     
5    tr   to cause (an object) to make or form (a hole, crack, etc.)  
his blow drove a hole in the wall     
6    to move or cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force  
7      (Sport)   to hit (a ball) very hard and straight, as (in cricket) with the bat swinging more or less vertically  
8      (Golf)   to strike (the ball) with a driver, as in teeing off  
9    tr  
a    to chase (game) from cover into more open ground  
b    to search (an area) for game  
10    to transport or be transported in a driven vehicle  
11    intr   to rush or dash violently, esp. against an obstacle or solid object  
the waves drove against the rock     
12    tr   to carry through or transact with vigour (esp. in the phrase drive a hard bargain)  
13    tr   to force (a component) into or out of its location by means of blows or a press  
14    tr     (Mining)   to excavate horizontally  
15    tr     (N.Z.)   to fell (a tree or trees) by the impact of another felled tree  
16    drive home  
a    to cause to penetrate to the fullest extent  
b    to make clear by special emphasis  
17    the act of driving  
18    a trip or journey in a driven vehicle  
a    a road for vehicles, esp. a private road leading to a house  
b    (cap. when part of a street name)  
Woodland Drive     
20    vigorous or urgent pressure, as in business  
21    a united effort, esp. directed towards a common goal  
a charity drive     
22      (Brit)   a large gathering of persons to play cards, etc.  
   See       beetle drive       whist drive  
23    energy, ambition, or initiative  
24      (Psychol)   a motive or interest, such as sex, hunger, or ambition, that actuates an organism to attain a goal  
25    a sustained and powerful military offensive  
a    the means by which force, torque, motion, or power is transmitted in a mechanism  
fluid drive     
b    (as modifier)  
a drive shaft     
27      (Sport)   a hard straight shot or stroke  
28    a search for and chasing of game towards waiting guns  
29      (Electronics)   the signal applied to the input of an amplifier  
     (Old English drifan; related to Old Frisian driva, Old Norse drifa, Gothic dreiban, Old High German triban)  
  drivable, driveable      adj  
  drivability, driveability      n  

acquired drive  
      n     (Psychol)   a drive, like the desire for money, that has not been inherited but is learned, presumably because it leads to the satisfaction of innate drives  
beetle drive  
      n   a social occasion at which a progressive series of games of beetle is played  
   See       beetle   1       2  
belt drive  
      n     (Engineering)   a transmission system using a flexible belt to transfer power  
chain drive  
      n     (Engineering)   a chain of links passing over sprockets that transmits rotation from one shaft to another  
disk drive  
      n     (Computing)   the controller and mechanism for reading and writing data on computer disks  
   See also       disk       2  
drive at  
      vb   intr, prep  
Informal   to intend or mean  
what are you driving at?     
drive-by shooting  
      n   an incident in which a person, building, or vehicle is shot at by someone in a moving vehicle,   (Sometimes shortened to)    drive-by  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    a cinema designed to be used by patrons seated in their cars  
b    modifier   a public facility or service designed for use in such a manner  
a drive-in restaurant, a drive-in bank     
drive shaft  
      n      another name for       propeller shaft  
a    a takeaway restaurant, bank, etc. designed so that customers can use it without leaving their cars  
b    (as modifier)  
a drive-thru restaurant     
a    the time of day when many people are driving to or from work, regarded as a broadcasting slot  
b    (as modifier)  
the daily drive-time show     
fluid drive  
      n   a type of coupling for transmitting power from the engine of a motor vehicle to the transmission, using a torque converter,   (Also called)    fluid coupling, fluid clutch, fluid flywheel  
four-wheel drive  
      n   a system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power  
motor drive  
      n     (Photog)   a battery-operated motorized system to give fast film advance between exposures  
   Compare       autowinder  
      adj   denoting or relating to a hired car that is driven by the hirer  
      vb   tr   , -drives, -driving, -drove, -driven   to drive (a car or other motor vehicle) for a limited period in order to assess its capabilities and limitations  
whist drive  
      n   a social gathering where whist is played; the winners of each hand move to different tables to play the losers of the previous hand  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    herd, hurl, impel, propel, push, send, urge  
2    direct, go, guide, handle, manage, motor, operate, ride, steer, travel  
3    actuate, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, force, goad, harass, impel, motivate, oblige, overburden, overwork, press, prick, prod, prompt, railroad     (informal)   rush, spur  
4    dash, dig, hammer, plunge, ram, sink, stab, thrust  
5    excursion, hurl     (Scot.)   jaunt, journey, outing, ride, run, spin     (informal)   trip, turn  
6    action, advance, appeal, campaign, crusade, effort, push     (informal)   surge  
7    ambition, effort, energy, enterprise, get-up-and-go     (informal)   initiative, motivation, pep, pressure, push     (informal)   vigour, zip     (informal)  

drive at     
aim, allude to, get at, have in mind, hint at, imply, indicate, insinuate, intend, intimate, mean, refer to, signify, suggest  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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solid state drive
A solid-state drive (SSD) is believed to be a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data.
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