Definition of drive-by in English:


Line breaks: drive-by
chiefly North American


  • (Of a shooting or other act) carried out from a passing vehicle: a drive-by shooting
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    • Guerrillas detonated two bombs, and carried out two drive-by shootings and a stabbing in a little over an hour.
    • We all know from the movies that the city suffers car-jackings and rapes and drive-by shootings but what happened this month at a park in the LA suburbs was shocking even by California standards.
    • Police hunting a gunman after a drive-by shooting left a man seriously injured have made two arrests.


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  • A shooting carried out from a passing vehicle: they had a drive-by and my daddy caught the bullets
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    • We've had several incidents where they've used drive-bys and actually have gone and assassinated people in their homes.
    • Usually drive-bys are reserved for rival gang members.
    • The weather might keep you from the average youngster's schedule of playing croquet and partaking in drive-bys, but I've got some really fun stuff that you can make in your own home with everyday objects.

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