(The ‘mc’ stands for ‘my comment’ and is not part of the dictionary descriptions.)
Drive- verb, drove or (Archaic) drave, driven, driving- noun, adjective, verb (used with object)
1. to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies; to drive back an attacking army; to drive a person to desperation (mc- which happens to me quite often)
2. to cause and guide the movement of (a vehicle, an animal, etc.) to drive a car; to drive a mule.
3. to convey in a vehicle: She drove them to the station.
4. to force to work or act: He drove the workers until they collapsed.
5. to impel; constrain; urge; compel.
6. to carry (business, an agreement, etc.) vigorously through: He drove a hard bargain.
7. to keep (machinery) going.
8. Baseball. a. to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove him home with a scratch single. b. to cause (a run) to be scored by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove in two runs.
9. Golf. to hit (a golf ball... mc- [as opposed to other balls, which could or could not be painful depending on who owns or what sort of balls they are]), esp. from the tee, as with a driver or driving iron (mc- which, I would imagine, hurt very badly when striking balls, that is, if one was kneeling to put said balls on said tee): She drove the ball within ten feet of the pin. (mc- wow, only one ball driven....that must have been really painful and require emergency treatment...I wonder how the paramedics handled that one?)
10. Sports. a. to hit or propel (a ball...mc-[here we go with the balls again], puck (mc- I won't even go near that one...it rhymes too, too well) (mc- and...dare I say it....) shuttlecock, etc.) very HARD. (mc- Oh geez, this is very difficult not to comment on, but I will be good and continue the rest of the dictionary listings...it gets better, and better.) b. to kick (a ball [mc- ....heeheehee, I just can't help it, this is what is written in the dictionary]) with much force. (mc- phew, that is the end of the ball hitting I think.)
11. Hunting. a. to chase (game) b. to search (a district) for game.
12. to float (logs) down a river or stream.
13. (in mining, construction, etc.) to excavate (a mine or tunnel heading.)
14. to cause and guide the movement of a vehicle or animal, esp. to operate an automobile.
15. to go or travel in a driven vehicle: He drives to work with me.
16. Golf (mc- oh no, not again!) to hit a golf ball esp. from the tee, as with a driver or driving iron: he drove long and straight throughout the match. (mc- I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole or other extension.)
17. to strive vigorously toward a goad or objective, to work, play or try wholeheartedly and with determination.
18. to go along before an impelling force, be impelled: The ship drove before the wind.
19. to rush or dash violently.
20. the act of driving.
22. a trip in a vehicle, esp. a short pleasure trip: a Sunday drive in the country.
23. an impelling along, as of game, cattle, or floating logs, in a particular direction.
24. Psychology. an inner urge that stimulates activity or inhibition; a basic or instinctive need; the hunger drive; sex drive (mc- hey, those are the dictionary's words, not mine.)
25. a vigorous onset or onward course toward a goal or objective: the drive toward the goal line.
26. a strong military offensive.
27. a united effort to accomplish some specific purpose, esp. to raise money, as for charity.
28. energy and initiative: a person with great drive.
29. vigorous pressure or effort, as in business.
30. a road for vehicles, esp. a scenic one, as in or along a park, or a short one, as an approach to a house.
31. Machinery. a driving mechanism, as of an automobile; gear drive; chain drive.
32. Sports. (mc- *sigh* not again....) a. an act or instance of driving a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like. b. the flight of such a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like, that has been driven with much force.
34. Golf (mc- here we go with golf again...I will never view golf in the same light after this) a shot, esp. with a driver or driving iron from the tee, that is intended to carry a great distance.
35. a hunt in which game is driven toward stationary hunters.
37. noting or pertaining to a part of a machine or vehicle used for it's propulsion.
38. let drive, to aim or missile at; attack: He let drive at his pursuers.
Actually, as far as other (car) drivers go, I think my car is invisible or has some sort of automatic cloaking device. I know this because I will be the only car on the road and someone coming off a side street will turn directly in front of me as if I wasn't even there. This also happens with cars cutting me out on the highway. Obviously they are either colour blind (my car is red and perhaps it just blends in with the green of trees, grass and shrubs???) or my car is invisible. Or cloaked. Obviously.
Anyway, I digress...degrass....degrease...no, I was right the first time, as I was driving home in my car, I stopped at a red light (as I always do, although, being invisible, I probably could have just slip through without anyone noticing unless, of course, the police have invisibility sensors) and I looked up at the sky (I quite like the sky. It's reliable. Always there. Undemanding.) Anyhow, there were nice fluffy clouds in it, the sky, with blue all around them. (I quite like clouds, too) It came to mind how hard it is to visualize it (the sky) going up and up, past troposphere and stratosphere, on and on into the blackness of space. It is difficult to picture the earth, with me sitting in my car at a red light, as a globular bauble hovering in space. It makes one feel so small and insignificant in the big picture.
Of course, then I think of the 'what lies beyond'....hopefully not anything from ‘Event Horizon’ because that would be a different kind of phere, a horrors-phere...and then the light changed to green and I moved on. The end.