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drive in(to)

1. verb To enter a particular place or thing while driving. Turn left and then drive into the parking garage.
2. verb To hit someone or something while driving. That guy fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a crowd of people at the parade. I lost control of my car and drove into a row of shopping carts.
3. verb To force something into another material or substance by hitting it. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "in" or "into." To drive this nail into the wall, you really need to put some muscle behind it.
4. verb In baseball, to hit the ball and cause a runner (or runners) to score. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "in." And with that triple, Green drove in two runs.
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1. noun An outdoor movie theater in which people sit in their cars in front of a large screen. This phrase can also be used as an adjective to describe such a theater. I wish there were more drive-ins around here—watching a movie in your car with your family can be a lot of fun.
2. noun A restaurant where food (usually fast food) is served to patrons while they sit in their cars. Let's go get a burger at the drive-in.
3. adjective Describing the part of a business designed to serve customers seated in their cars. Here's the order for the guy who's waiting at the drive-in window.

drive in (to something)

to enter something or some place by driving. She drove right into the garage and stopped the car before she realized that she was not at her own house. She drove in and looked around.
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One seasoned manager (also has experience opening locations) oversees both Drive Ins with two assistant managers -Development growth opportunities exist in various trade areas throughout the Atlanta DMA Franchisee owns another parcel within six miles of existing Drive-Ins that is currently listed for sale - Tight geographic span: Drive Ins are within eight miles of each other -Both Drive Ins were built by current franchisee between 2004 and 2006 - Experienced a 6.
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Joe Schultz of Menasha will manage the new restaurant for Williams and his franchise company All American Drive Ins, LLC.
John Prince, a principal in Utah BBQ, also operates 23 Applebee's, one Hooters, 12 Sonic Drive Ins and five independent restaurants through William Tell, Inc.