Nouns (28)

driving force, thrust, drive
n. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
ride, drive
n. a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
n. the act of driving a herd of animals overland
n. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
driving, drive
n. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
effort, movement, drive, crusade, cause, campaign
n. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
n. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
parkway, drive
n. a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
private road, drive, driveway
n. a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"
n. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
n. a hunt in which game is driven toward stationary hunters
floppy disk drive, diskettedrive, disk drive, disc drive, drive
n. the entire peripheral unit of a computer system, such as a disk drive or a tape drive

Verbs (18)

v. hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
take, drive
v. proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
v. operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
v. hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"
v. cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
ride, drive
v. have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
v. propel the ball
v. apply force to propel an object
v. chase game
v. provide power to a device

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Fuzzynyms (83)

n. the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
n. the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
tramp, hiking, hike
n. a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure; "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"
journeying, journey
n. the act of traveling from one place to another
n. a journey organized for a particular purpose
pilgrim's journey, pilgrimage
n. a journey to a sacred place
demonstration, presentment, presentation
n. a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
marching music, march
n. genre of music written for marching; "Sousa wrote the best marches"
elbow grease, sweat, travail, exertion, effort
n. use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
endeavour, endeavor, enterprise
n. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
try, endeavour, endeavor, effort, attempt
n. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
seeking, quest
n. the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
approach, access
n. a way of entering or leaving; "he took a wrong turn on the access to the bridge"
boulevard, avenue
n. a wide street or thoroughfare
boulevard, avenue
n. a wide street or thoroughfare
ebullience, enthusiasm, exuberance
n. overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
n. an instance of searching for something; "the hunt for submarines"
force, power
n. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
dig, poke, stab, prod, jab
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
v. overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); "The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off"
drill, bore
v. make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
v. exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
v. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
start, jump, startle
v. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
v. break down and crush by beating, as with a pestle; "pound the roots with a heavy flat stone"
v. direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
go after, give chase, chase after, track, dog, tag, tail, trail, chase
v. go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
arrive at, gain, hit, attain, make, reach
v. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
thrust, hurtle, hurl, lunge
v. make a thrusting forward movement
squeeze, shove, stuff, thrust
v. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
v. commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
make it, pass
v. go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

Synonyms (7)

exert force on, do forcibly, force
v. do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
force out, drive out, rout out, rouse
v. force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

Antonyms (12)

v. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
v. apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"


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