driven


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. Drove (dr[=o]v),
   formerly Drave (dr[=a]v); p. p. Driven (dr[i^]v'n); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Driving.] [AS. dr[imac]fan; akin to OS.
   dr[imac]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[imac]ban, G. treiben, Icel.
   dr[imac]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf. Drift, Drove.]
   1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from
      one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to
      move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to
      drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
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            A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett
                                                  (Thucyd. ).
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            Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.
                                                  --Pope.
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            Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope.
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   2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which
      draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also,
      to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by
      beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive
      a person to his own door.
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            How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!
                                                  --Thackeray.
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   3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain;
      to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive
      a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of
      circumstances, by argument, and the like. " Enough to
      drive one mad." --Tennyson.
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            He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do
            the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had
            done for his.                         --Sir P.
                                                  Sidney.
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   4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
      [Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon.
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            The trade of life can not be driven without
            partners.                             --Collier.
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   5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
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            To drive the country, force the swains away.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery
      or tunnel. --Tomlinson.
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   7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to
      propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible
      throw.
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   9. to operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by
      manipulating the controls, such as the steering,
      propulsion, and braking mechanisms.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Driven \Driv"en\, p. p.
   of Drive. Also adj.
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   Driven well, a well made by driving a tube into the earth
      to an aqueous stratum; -- called also drive well.
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