Definition of off drive in English:

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off drive



A drive to the off side.
Example sentences
  • Shalders immediately started to score, stroking a well-timed off drive through the covers for 4.
  • A classic off drive from Elliott brought up the hundred, and Somerset were in desperate need of a wicket.
  • He began his assault with a fantastic off drive against the spin of Nikhil Chopra and from then on there was no stopping him.


[with object] (off-drive)
Drive (the ball) to the off side; drive a ball from (a bowler) to the off side: Greig began by off-driving Chandra for four
More example sentences
  • Anthony McGrath and Michael Lumb survived until the rain returned at 55-3 and on the resumption Lumb off-drove Panesar's first ball for four.
  • And now, as I finish typing the last sentence, Tendulkar off-drives Shoaib for four.
  • Bowler had just gone to his 50 off 63 balls with six fours when he off-drove Craig White to Hoggard but then Cox and Ian Blackwell tore the bowling to shreds.

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