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drive
British English: /drʌɪv/
American English: /draɪv/

Translation of drive in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (car journey)to go for a drive
    andare a fare un giro in auto
    to take somebody for a drive
    portare qualcuno a fare un giro in auto
    to take the car for a drive
    prendere l'auto per fare un giro
    it's only five minutes' drive from here
    è solo a cinque minuti d'auto da qui
    it's a 40 km drive to the hospital
    ci sono 40 km (di strada) fino all'ospedale
    it's an easy drive
    è un percorso semplice
    it's a magnificent drive
    è un percorso splendido

transitive verb pass. drove p.pass. driven

  • 1 (driver)
    guidare, condurre (car, bus, van, train)
    pilotare (racing car)
    trasportare (cargo, load, passenger)
    what (car) do you drive?
    quale auto guidi?
    to drive somebody to school, to the station
    portare qualcuno a scuola, alla stazione (in auto)
    to drive tourists round town
    portare i turisti in giro per la città
    she drove me home
    mi portò a casa (in auto)
    he hates being driven
    detesta farsi portare in macchina
    I drive 15 km every day to drive something into
    portare qualcosa dentro (garage, carpark, space)
    he drove his truck into a wall
    andò a sbattere con il camion contro un muro
    he drove the car straight at me
    venne con l'auto dritto verso di me
    she drove her car over a cliff
    precipitò con l'auto da una scogliera
  • 2 (force, compel)
    (poverty, greed, urge)
    spingere (person) (to do a fare)
    he was driven to suicide, to drink
    fu spinto al suicidio, all'alcolismo (by da)
    hunger drove him to it
    la fame l'ha spinto a questo
    to be driven into debt
    essere costretto a indebitarsi
    to be driven out of business to drive the rate up, down
    fare aumentare, abbassare il tasso
    to drive somebody mad o crazy [informal]
    fare impazzire qualcuno, fare diventare matto qualcuno (also figurative)
  • 3 (chase or herd)
    spingere, condurre (herd, cattle)
    spingere (game)
    fare fluitare (logs)
    to drive sheep into a field
    condurre le pecore in un campo
    to drive somebody off one's land, out of her home
    cacciare qualcuno dalla propria terra, da casa sua
    he was driven from o out of the country
    fu cacciato dal paese
    to drive evil thoughts from one's mind
  • 7 (Sport)
    (in tennis) colpire di diritto (ball)
    to drive the ball into the rough (in golf)
    lanciare la palla nell'erba alta

intransitive verb pass. drove p.pass. driven

  • 1 (Auto) (driver) can you drive?
    sai guidare?
    will you drive? he drives for Ferrari (Sport) to drive along I took pictures as we drove along
    feci delle foto mentre viaggiavamo in auto
    you can't drive along the High Street
    non è possibile percorrere in auto la via principale
    to drive on the left, at 80 km per hour, on the main road
    guidare a sinistra, a 80 km all'ora, lungo la strada principale
    to drive to work, to London
    andare a lavorare, a Londra in auto
    to drive into
    entrare (con l'auto) in (garage, carpark, space)
    andare a sbattere contro (tree, lamppost)
    I drove into a ditch to drive up, down a hill to drive past to drive at somebody
    andare con l'auto contro qualcuno
    the taxi drove out of the station
    il taxi si allontanò dalla stazione
    you use a lot of petrol driving around town
    si consuma molta benzina guidando in città
  • 2 (Sport) (in golf, tennis)
    fare un drive

reflexive verb

  • 1 (Auto)the Minister drives himself
    il ministro in persona guida l'auto
    to drive oneself to hospital
    andare in ospedale con la propria auto
  • 2 (push oneself)to drive oneself to do
    sforzarsi di fare
    to drive oneself too hard
    sforzarsi troppo

Phrasal verbs

drive at

what are you driving at?
a che cosa miri? dove vuoi arrivare?

drive away:

1 drive away
allontanarsi
2 drive away [something, somebody], drive [something, somebody] away 2.1 (Auto) (driver)
fare partire (vehicle)
2.2 (get rid of)
scacciare (wolves, insects)
fare andare via (tourists, visitors, clients)
allontanare (lover, friend)
fugare (doubt, suspicion)
allontanare, scacciare (fear, cares)

drive back:

1 drive back
(ri)tornare in auto
to drive there and back in one day
andare lì e tornare in un giorno
2 drive back [something, somebody], drive [something, somebody] back 2.1 (repel) (crowd, enemy, animals)we were driven back by bad weather
il cattivo tempo ci costrinse a tornare indietro
2.2 (Auto)
riportare (car, passenger)

drive forward

(in football)
spingere (in avanti), attaccare

drive off

1 (Auto) 2 (Sport) (in golf)
eseguire un drive (all'inizio del gioco)

drive on:

1 drive on
(continue) proseguire
(set off again) ripartire
2 drive [somebody] on to drive somebody on to do
spingere qualcuno a fare

drive out:

drive out [something, somebody], drive [something, somebody] out
cacciare, mandare via (people, invader, spirits, thought)

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