most driving



1250–1300; Middle English; see drive, -ing2

drivingly, adverb Unabridged
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driving (ˈdraɪvɪŋ)
1.  having or moving with force and violence: driving rain
2.  forceful or energetic
3.  relating to the controlling of a motor vehicle in motion: driving test

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Word Origin & History

O.E. drifan (class I strong verb; past tense draf, pp. drifen), from P.Gmc. *dribanan (cf. O.N. drifa, Goth. dreiban), not found outside Germanic. Original sense of "pushing from behind," altered in Modern English by application to automobiles. Golfing sense of "forcible blow" is from 1836. Meaning "organized
effort to raise money" is 1889, Amer.Eng. The noun, in the computing sense, first attested 1963. Related: Driving. Drive-in (adj.) first recorded 1930, of restaurants, banks, movies, etc. Drive-through first attested 1949, in an advertisement for the Beer Vault Drive-Thru in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"The more you drive, the less intelligent you are." ["Repo Man"]
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Medical Dictionary

drive (drīv)
A strong motivating tendency or instinct, especially of sexual or aggressive origin, that prompts activity toward a particular end.

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