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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.


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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