drove

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrəʊv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/droʊv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(drōv)


From the verb drive: (⇒ conjugate)
drove is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
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Inflections of 'drove' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
droves
v 3rd person singular
droving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
droved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
droved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

drove

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a drove of [cattle, cows, goats]
  2. droves of [cattle] blocked the [road, street, path]
  3. the [cattle] are herded in droves
  4. [driven, herded, led] in droves
  5. [vast, huge, organized, large] droves
  6. droves of [100, 1,000]
  7. [fans, people, tourists] came in droves to [see, witness, visit, help, buy]
  8. [fans] came by the drove to [see]
  9. [fans] left in droves
  10. [fans] left by the drove
  11. [defected, fled, escaped] in droves
  12. [defected] by the drove
  13. (the bees, the birds) [swarmed, attacked, flew, returned] in droves
  14. (the bees) [swarmed] by the drove
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

drive

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. drive a [car, motorcycle, truck]
  2. learn to drive
  3. a [permit, license] to drive
  4. (don't) drink and drive
  5. (don't) drink-drive
  6. [caught, arrested for, charged with] driving drunk
  7. drive [badly, awfully, carefully, slowly, cautiously, well]
  8. driving at [80] miles [per, an] hour
  9. drive to [work, school, the store, Canada]
  10. [has, had] driven (all the way) from [Canada, Chicago]
  11. drove through the [rain, snow, night]
  12. drive through [town, downtown, the city]
  13. drive around [town]
  14. drive out of [town]
  15. drive into the [parking lot, garage]
  16. drive for [five hours]
  17. drive [at night, all day]
  18. drive down the [road, street]
  19. drove off down the [road]
  20. drive away from [home, the accident]
  21. drive by the [fire, park, school]
  22. drives the [development, production, economy]
  23. drives and motivates you
  24. drove him to [carry on, study, progress]
  25. drives me [crazy, insane, to distraction]
  26. slang: drives me nuts
  27. drive the (golf) ball
  28. drive a [stake, nail, wedge] into
  29. he drives a hard bargain
  30. drives (the) [flies, mosquitos] away
n
  1. a [quick, long, leisurely] drive (to)
  2. go for a test drive (in)
  3. put the [car, gear] in drive
  4. take it for a test drive
  5. go for [a fall, a summer, an afternoon] drive
  6. let's go [on, for] a drive
  7. let's take a drive
  8. go on a drive with your [friends, family]
  9. go on a drive with the roof down
  10. take a drive to the [countryside, city]
  11. take a drive through the [countryside]
  12. is only a short drive from [downtown, my house]
  13. is a [30-minute, two-hour] drive from [my house]
  14. is a [minute's] drive from
  15. how long of a drive is it to [the city, Chicago]?
  16. is it a long drive to [the city]?
  17. have [no, too much] sex drive
  18. [an increased, a decreased] sex drive
  19. put it in the [CD, DVD] drive
  20. stored on my [hard, flash] drive
  21. my drive is failing
  22. [a cattle, sheep, herd] drive
  23. [held, organized, attended] a [charity, clothing] drive
  24. the drive for [presidency, victory, power]
  25. hit a deep drive [onto the green, for a home run]
n as adj
  1. drive [wheel, belt]
additional examples
  1. drive a [car, motorcycle, truck]
  2. a [quick, long, leisurely] drive (to)
  3. drive [wheel, belt]
  4. a front-wheel drive [car, vehicle]
  5. learn to drive
  6. go for a test drive (in)
  7. drive-in movie
  8. a [permit, license] to drive
  9. put the [car, gear] in drive
  10. the drive-through [ATM, car wash, restaurant]
  11. (don't) drink and drive
  12. take it for a test drive
  13. (don't) drink-drive
  14. go for [a fall, a summer, an afternoon] drive
  15. [caught, arrested for, charged with] driving drunk
  16. let's go [on, for] a drive
  17. drive [badly, awfully, carefully, slowly, cautiously, well]
  18. let's take a drive
  19. driving at [80] miles [per, an] hour
  20. go on a drive with your [friends, family]
  21. drive to [work, school, the store, Canada]
  22. go on a drive with the roof down
  23. [has, had] driven (all the way) from [Canada, Chicago]
  24. take a drive to the [countryside, city]
  25. drove through the [rain, snow, night]
  26. take a drive through the [countryside]
  27. drive through [town, downtown, the city]
  28. is only a short drive from [downtown, my house]
  29. drive around [town]
  30. is a [30-minute, two-hour] drive from [my house]
  31. drive out of [town]
  32. is a [minute's] drive from
  33. drive into the [parking lot, garage]
  34. how long of a drive is it to [the city, Chicago]?
  35. drive for [five hours]
  36. is it a long drive to [the city]?
  37. drive [at night, all day]
  38. have [no, too much] sex drive
  39. drive down the [road, street]
  40. [an increased, a decreased] sex drive
  41. drove off down the [road]
  42. put it in the [CD, DVD] drive
  43. drive away from [home, the accident]
  44. stored on my [hard, flash] drive
  45. drive by the [fire, park, school]
  46. my drive is failing
  47. drives the [development, production, economy]
  48. [a cattle, sheep, herd] drive
  49. drives and motivates you
  50. [held, organized, attended] a [charity, clothing] drive
  51. drove him to [carry on, study, progress]
  52. the drive for [presidency, victory, power]
  53. drives me [crazy, insane, to distraction]
  54. hit a deep drive [onto the green, for a home run]
  55. slang: drives me nuts
  56. drive the (golf) ball
  57. drive a [stake, nail, wedge] into
  58. he drives a hard bargain
  59. drives (the) [flies, mosquitos] away
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