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English verb: drive home

1. drive home (possession) carry out or perform


SamplesDeliver an attack.
Deliver a blow.
The boxer drove home a solid left.


Synonymsdeliver


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


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)land

2. drive home (communication) make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something


SamplesDrive home a point or an argument.
I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas.


Synonymspress home, ram home


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress









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