Definition of driving in English:

driving

Line breaks: driv¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌɪvɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of rain or snow) blown by the wind with great force: driving rain
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    • Snow, sleet, driving rain and gale force winds were sweeping across the north west today (Saturday).
    • There were gale force winds and driving rain across parts of Victoria too - but a bit more than two millimetres.
    • It wasn't the biggest or nicest fish but most welcome when conditions were hard and included gale force wind and driving rain.
  • 1.1Having a strong and controlling influence: he was the driving force behind the plan a driving ambition
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    • Rogers said a driving force controlling the price of oil is supply and demand.
    • The shift toward more ecological means of pest control is a driving force in research and in growers' fields.
    • The Privatization Law was the driving force which influenced the form privatization would take in the 1990s.

noun

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  • The control and operation of a motor vehicle: he was convicted of reckless driving
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    • Reckless driving of private buses compounds the problem on the roads.
    • We propose doubling fines for offences that cause accidents such as drunken driving and reckless driving.
    • The negligence may not be related to the actual driving of the motor vehicle.

Phrases

in the driving (or driver's) seat

In control of a situation: all chairmen love being in the driving seat
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  • You have the ability to be in the driver's seat by taking a proactive role in constructing contracting.
  • President Nujoma will remain in the driver's seat for a good time yet.
  • But there was no doubt that they remained firmly in the driver's seat.

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