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 for driving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dynamical \dynamical\ adj. [Narrower terms: can-do; driving;
     energizing, energising, kinetic; forceful, slashing,
     vigorous; projectile; propellant, propellent, propelling,
     propulsive; renascent, resurgent; self-propelled,
     self-propelling; high-octane, high-powered, high-power,
     high-voltage]
     [WordNet 1.5] Dynamically \Dy*nam"ic*al*ly\, adv.
     In accordance with the principles of dynamics or moving
     forces. --J. Peile.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. Drove (dr[=o]v),
     formerly Drave (dr[=a]v); p. p. Driven (dr[i^]v'n); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Driving.] [AS. dr[imac]fan; akin to OS.
     dr[imac]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[imac]ban, G. treiben, Icel.
     dr[imac]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf. Drift, Drove.]
     1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from
        one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to
        move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to
        drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
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              A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. ).
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              Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope.
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     2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which
        draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also,
        to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by
        beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive
        a person to his own door.
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              How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain;
        to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive
        a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of
        circumstances, by argument, and the like. " Enough to
        drive one mad." --Tennyson.
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              He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do
              the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had
              done for his.                         --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
        [Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon.
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              The trade of life can not be driven without
              partners.                             --Collier.
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     5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
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              To drive the country, force the swains away.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery
        or tunnel. --Tomlinson.
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     7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to
        propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible
        throw.
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     9. to operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by
        manipulating the controls, such as the steering,
        propulsion, and braking mechanisms.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Driving \Driv"ing\, n.
     1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of
        pressing or moving on furiously.
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     2. Tendency; drift. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Driving \Driv"ing\, a.
     1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or
        storm.
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     2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
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     Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a
        locomotive.
  
     Driving box (Locomotive), the journal box of a driving
        axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.
  
     Driving note (Mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a
        weak part of a measure and held through the next accented
        part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.
        
  
     Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving
        axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and
        deaden shocks. [Eng.] --Weale.
  
     Driving wheel (Mach.), a wheel that communicates motion;
        one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the
        connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called
        also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  driving
      adj 1: having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving
             personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate
             enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force" [syn: driving,
             impulsive]
      2: acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy
         into a driving young executive"
      n 1: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced
           his drive out of bounds" [syn: drive, driving]
      2: the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle
         or animal

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  151 Moby Thesaurus words for "driving":
     acid, action, active, actuating, advancing, adventuresome,
     adventurous, agency, aggressive, ambitious, animating, assailing,
     assaulting, attacking, automobiling, bicycling, biking, biting,
     blinding, busing, cat-and-doggish, causal, causative, charging,
     coactive, compelling, compulsatory, compulsive, compulsory,
     conduct, constraining, corrosive, cutting, cycling, direction,
     directive, drippy, drizzling, drizzly, drumming, dynamic,
     effective, enterprising, equitation, execution, exercise, forceful,
     forcible, functioning, go-ahead, gripping, gutsy, handling,
     holding, horseback riding, horsemanship, hustling, impellent,
     impelling, imperative, imperious, impressive, impulsive, in motion,
     incisive, incursionary, incursive, inducive, invading, invasionary,
     invasive, irresistible, irruptive, lively, management,
     manipulation, misty, misty-moisty, mizzly, mobile, mordant, motile,
     motivating, motivational, motive, motor, motorcycling, motoring,
     moving, nervous, obsessing, obsessional, obsessive, occupation,
     operancy, operation, pedaling, pelting, penetrating, performance,
     performing, piercing, pluvial, pluviose, pluvious, poignant,
     possessing, pouring, powerful, practice, preoccupying, pressing,
     propellant, propelling, propulsive, propulsory, pulsive, punchy,
     pushful, pushing, pushy, rainy, responsibility, restraining,
     riding, running, sensational, shoving, showery, sinewed, sinewy,
     slashing, steering, stirring, streaming, striking, strong, telling,
     thrusting, transitional, traveling, trenchant, up-and-coming,
     urgent, venturesome, venturous, vigorous, vital, work, working,
     workings
  
  

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