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English verb: drive in

1. drive in (competition) cause a run or runner to be scored

SamplesHis line double drove in Jim Lemon with the winning run.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Causehit, rack up, score, tally

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. drive in (motion) arrive by motorcar

SamplesThe star and her manager drive in today from their motor tour across the country.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

3. drive in (contact) cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion

SamplesDrive in screws or bolts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)go around, revolve, rotate

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