To let drive, to aim a blow; to strike with force; to attack. "Four rogues in buckram let drive at me." Shak.

(Drive) p. p. Driven. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Drive) n.

1. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; — distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.

2. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.

3. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.

The Murdstonian drive in business.
M. Arnold.

4. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.

5. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river. [Colloq.]

Syn. — See Ride.

3. To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.

4. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; — usually with at.

Let them therefore declare what carnal or secular interest he drove at.

5. To distrain for rent. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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