Translation of drive in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense drove past participle driven
- 1 (Transport) 1.1(car/bus/train)she drives a Renault
manejar or (Spain) conducirtiene un RenaultI drive a taxi/trucksoy taxista/camioneroExample sentences1.2 (convey in vehicle)
llevar en cocheshe drove me home/into townme llevó en coche a casa/al centroExample sentences
- Happily, this is not a problem with the estate, because salesmen don't drive estate cars.
- Traffic chaos has frustrated drivers, both those driving private cars as well as public transportation drivers.
- The child was in collision with a black Chrysler Voyager estate car driven by a 27-year-old Basildon woman, who was unhurt.
- The reasons why parents drive their children to school are varied.
- But when he decided to make a brash stab at the sports-car market, economics drove him to Canada.
- Earlier in the evening I had napped in the back seat as Odysea drove us across New York State.
- 2 2.1 (cause to move) (+ adverb complement) the wind drove the dust into our faces/the clouds awayel viento nos echó el polvo en la cara/se llevó or barrió las nubesI don't want to drive you away, but I'm expecting visitorsno es que quiera echarte, pero estoy esperando visitasthe Indians were driven off their landlos indios fueron expulsados de sus tierrasthey drove the enemy back across the riverhicieron retroceder al enemigo al otro lado del ríothe smoke drove them out of the houseel humo los obligó a salir de la casathe ship was driven off courseel barco perdió el rumbothe shortage is driving prices higherla escasez está haciendo subir los preciosExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (Sport)
- By morning, the wind was driving icy pellets against the windows.
- Flooding was a problem in some coastal areas where the storm's high wind drove waves onto shore and over seawalls.
- Rain fell from overcast skies and gale force winds drove large waves on to the beaches of Normandy as dawn broke on Monday June 5, 1944.
- They'd not driven the cattle in the most likely direction, which was south, but due east, straight into the center of Double - 8 range.
- The men that drove the cattle were a special breed.
- In his day he guided for the Texas Rangers and drove cattle north to the railheads.
Example sentences2.3 (provide power for, operate)
- Nick Klassen took the free kick, driving the ball into the top corner and tying the game 2-2.
- About once a game, he drives the ball hard but right into a defender's glove.
- My way of fighting back was to try to drive the ball as hard as I could through the pitcher's box for a base hit.
- If she could learn to drive her golf ball, she could still be a great player.
- Two down at the time, Coltart drove his ball into the rough.
- Wie, who can drive a golf ball 300 + yards, would play from the men's tees at these events.
- All of the machinery was driven by a steam engine in the basement of the machine shop.
- He produced a steam pressure gauge to record pressure in a cylinder and a rotary engine which could drive various forms of machinery.
- Water power will again turn the mill wheel and drive the turbine to provide electricity to light the building.
- The output is regulated by a single pulse width modulating controller which drives the boost switch and buck switch simultaneously.
- On the other hand, the new transistor simultaneously controls the electric power that drives a lamp and serves as the lamp itself.
- The device is driven by Sony's own 123MHz ARM-compatible CPU, the Handheld Engine.
- 3 3.1 (make penetrate)(nail)
clavar(stake)he drove the nail through the plank
hincaratravesó la tabla con el clavoto drive something
intosomethingclavar/hincar algo enalgoExample sentences3.2 (open up) the cavalry drove a passage through the enemy ranks
la caballería abrió una brecha entre las filas enemigasExample sentences
- They drove pegs into his land to stake out claims, and prevented him from entering his fields.
- If you had driven a stake through Baker's heart at that moment, you couldn't have caused a greater wound.
- What you want to do is to be able to drive stakes into the ground here.
- The focus of mining then shifted back to the upper level, and during the 1980s a tunnel was driven northward into the quarry wall.
- A tunnel was driven into the hill to intersect the copper load which had been located and opened at the top of the hill.
- Second, if the countermine was driven below the mine, the counterminers could spring the end of their gallery, thereby collapsing the mine above.
- 4 4.1 (cause to become) imprisonment drove him insanela prisión lo volvió loco or lo llevó a la locurahe drives me crazy o mad with his incessant chatterme saca de quicio con su constante chácharathis pain is driving me crazyeste dolor me está enloqueciendothose blue eyes of yours really drive me wild! [colloquial]¡esos ojazos azules me vuelven loco …! [colloquial]his attitude drove her to despairsu actitud la desesperabaExample sentences
Example sentences4.2 (compel to act)to drive somebody to +
- ‘My whole life, he used to put his hand on the top of my head and just hold it there, and it drove me crazy,’ she says.
- I drove my parents crazy reciting states and their capitals.
- Reb and I went to the Tracey Emin exhibition at the City Gallery and it drove me crazy because Emin can't spell.
- It is clearly the bosses, the bankers, the stockbrokers and the generals who are driving the budgetary process.
- It lacks narrative forms, is not reducible to conventional proverbs, and is driven by grievance against God and the world.
- For well over its first century, American foreign policy was a partnership between government and business, driven by efforts to keep markets open for exports and investments.
infinitivellevar or empujar a alguienwe were driven to it by fear a+ infinitivefue el miedo lo que nos llevó a hacerloshe is driven by ambitionla impulsa or motiva la ambiciónExample sentences4.3 (overwork) he drove them mercilessly
los hizo trabajar como esclavosthey ought to work without being drivendeberían trabajar sin que se les tuviera que estar encimashe drives herself far too hardse exige demasiado a sí misma
- The family is very strong in this country and a lot of the talented kids are driven by the fact they want to help their family to better things.
- He was driven by feelings of resentment and hatred, and felt compelled not only to defeat his enemies, but to humiliate them.
- However, that ambition drove him to take on challenges others avoided.
intransitive verb past tense drove past participle driven
- 1 (in vehicle)manejar or (Spain) conducircan you drive?¿sabes manejar or (Spain) conducir?to drive on the right/leftmanejar or (Spain) conducir por la derecha/izquierdato drive at 50 km/hir a 50 km/hhe was driving too fastiba demasiado deprisashe drives to workva a trabajar en cochewe drove 300 miles/all nightviajamos 300 millas/toda la nochedid you walk here? — no, I drove¿viniste a pie? — no, en cochewe'll drive back/over tomorrowvolveremos/iremos mañana (en el coche)they drove away in a cloud of dustsu coche se alejó en medio de una nube de polvohis new car drives wellsu nuevo coche es muy fácil de manejar or (Spain) conducirExample sentences
- I doubt there is a single person driving a car today who hasn't exceeded the speed limit or driven without a seatbelt at times, even though we all know we shouldn't.
- The boys immediately raced to Ryan's car and he drove at full speed towards the hospital.
- The occupants of the car drove off at high speed, crashing into a small bridge on the estate, before heading towards Castledermot.
- Nakita could drive, had her license and everything, but she liked walking and it wasn't very far.
- I cannot drive, but my daughter takes me everywhere so I have given the car to her.
- We've never bothered with a car. I don't drive, and we can get a bus into town if we really need to.
- 2 (dash)Example sentences
- For two more days the winds beat against the house, and the snow and ice drove against the windows.
- We saw her as we pulled out of our drive. She had her head down as the snow was driving in the wind.
- Ferocious winds howled and heavy rain drove through the Jade Stadium as the Lions were humiliated - beaten in all areas.
- what are you driving at?
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- 1verb + object + adverb (incite) ambition drove him on to ever greater efforts
- 1verb + adverb
¿qué quieres decir?
¿qué (es lo que) estás insinuando?
¿qué (es lo que) estás insinuando?
(argument/lesson)you must drive it home to him that …
tienes que hacerle entender que …
(car/driver)1.2 (in golf) 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (repel)
la ambición lo empujaba or llevaba a esforzarse cada vez más2verb + adverb drive on!
(invaders)the smoke will drive them out
el humo los va a hacer salir
(vehicle/driver)a car drove up outside the embassy
un coche llegó a or se detuvo frente a la embajada2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (cause to rise)
- 1 countable (in vehicle) to go for a driveir a dar un paseo or una vuelta en cochehis house is ten minutes' drive awaysu casa está a diez minutos en cocheit's a three-hour/300-mile drivees un viaje de tres horas/300 millas en cocheit's a long drive from hereestá a muchas horas de coche de aquíthe roads are good, so it's an easy drivelas carreteras son buenas así que se maneja or (Spain) se conduce sin problemasExample sentences
- It felt special being in this car, it would put a smile on my face every time I went for a drive.
- As usual the kids were staying with their mum for the weekend, so yesterday I went for a drive out into the country.
- On the way back from a business trip, the drive was long, but not too tiring.
- 2 countable 2.1 (leading to house)Example sentences2.2 (in front of house)
entrada (feminine) (para coches)2.3 (in street names)Example sentences
- The two parts of the property were divided, with separate driveways constructed to either house.
- There is a long driveway up to the house from the avenue and there is plenty of off-street parking.
- Two of the cars were parked off the road in driveways.
- If, as we are led to believe, that child safety is the prime reason for the changes here in St Paul's Drive I wonder if someone could explain the absence of a safe crossing.
- Maria, originally from Belvedere Drive, started campaigning against "excessive profiteering" when she was charged €6 for a small bottle of wine in a city bar in November 2003.
- We spent the entire morning shopping on Rodeo Drive.
- 3 countable (stroke) (Sport)golpe (masculine) fuerteExample sentences
- As the shadows fall across the stadium court, Nalbandian holds his nerve, a backhand drive with both feet off the ground giving him two set points.
- The third try arrived when, after a number of drives, the ball was spun out through several pairs of hands for hooker Steve Piercy to cross.
- Gayle, usually the flamboyant strokemaker, played a subdued innings with only rare sightings of his trademark drives and cuts.
- I had just taken some lessons from my club pro, and I was hitting my drives in the fairway and the putts were dropping.
- After hitting a great drive, he put his second shot on the front of the green while his opponent was in trouble.
- Should you hit a bad shot on that first drive down the fairway, tee up another ball and try again.
- 4 4.1 uncountable (energy) she's totally lacking in driveno es nada emprendedora
no tiene nada de empuje or dinamismoExample sentences4.2 countable (compulsion) (Psychology) the sex drive
el apetito sexualExample sentences
- There is no drive, commitment or determination to do anything worthwhile on the pitch.
- Her energy, ambition and drive see her always looking towards the horizon to see what's coming next.
- To do this must have taken considerable drive and determination, that's all I can say!
- It became fashionable in the Europe of the early 20C to see humans as unwittingly acting out neurosis and subconscious drives.
- Forbidden sexual feelings, destructive or violent impulses, bodily instincts and drives were hidden there - or repressed, as Freud called it.
- Similarly, psychoanalysis's emphasis on unconscious drives relegated the conscious mind to relative unimportance.
- 5 countable 5.1 (organized effort) a sales/export driveuna campaña de ventas/exportacióna membership driveuna campaña para atraer sociosExample sentences5.2 (attacking move) (Military) 5.3 (in US football)
- The government has launched a recruitment drive to get 20,000 more nurses into the NHS by 2004.
- It is currently in the process of renovating the plant and is conducting a membership drive to enable it to complete that renovation.
- The controversial move is one aspect of a massive drive to get doctors to intervene with heavy drinkers before they become chronic alcoholics.
- 6 (tournament) (British English) a bridge/whist driveun torneo de bridge/whistExample sentences
- It is also used for regular card games and whist drives.
- One of the main social events in the hall is the Friday night whist drives which attract whist players from all over Laois and neighbouring counties.
- The whist drives which are in aid of the St. Vincent de Paul conference will continue each Monday night in St. Aidan's hall at 8.30 pm.
- 7 7.1 uncountable or countable (propulsion system) belt drivetransmisión (feminine) por correaExample sentences7.2 uncountable (Cars)front-wheel/rear-wheel drive
tracción (feminine) delantera/traseraright-/left-hand drivecon el volante a la derecha/a la izquierdaExample sentences7.3 uncountable (automatic gear position) to shift into drive
- Once moving, power is balanced between front and rear, reducing drive to rear wheels when not needed, and so cutting fuel consumption.
- The upright styling is designed to make the car look like a miniature off-roader, but it remains two wheel drive.
- That provides drive to both wheels in all situations without completely locking up the wheels - while having the possibility to steer with good maneuverability.
poner el coche en marcha or drive
- I moved the car into drive and moved off toward the convenience store.
- We got in the car and he put the gears in drive, and soon we were rounding the block.
- I backed out of the parking space before knocking the gears into drive and pulling out of the Manor.
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