1. To enter a particular place or thing while driving. Turn left and then drive into the parking garage.
2. 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. 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. 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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drive something into someone or something
to strike someone or something while driving. He drove the truck right into the abutment. She drove the car into the side of the garage.
drive something into somethingand drive something in
1. . to steer or guide a vehicle into something. Liz drove the car into the garage. She drove in the car.
2. to pound or hammer something into something. Using a heavy mallet, he drove the stake into the hard earth. With a mighty hammer blow, she drove in the nail.
drive into someone or something
to strike someone or something while driving. She drove into the garage and damaged the wall. Accidentally, Fred drove into Max.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.