drive home

drive home
verb
1. carry out or perform
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deliver an attack", "deliver a blow

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The boxer drove home a solid left

Syn: ↑deliver
Hypernyms: ↑give
Hyponyms: ↑land
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

2. make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
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drive home a point or an argument

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I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas

Syn: ↑ram home, ↑press home
Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasize, ↑emphasise, ↑punctuate, ↑accent, ↑accentuate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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phrasal
: to clarify or make obvious especially with great impact

if you really want to make a point—drive it home, make it stick—then you must give examples — E.P.Bailey, Jr.

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drive home
1. To force (eg a nail) completely in
2. To make completely understood or accepted
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Main Entry:drive

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  • drive home — ► drive (or hammer) home stress forcefully. Main Entry: ↑home …   English terms dictionary

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  • drive home — {v. phr.} To argue convincingly; make a strong point. * /The doctor s convincing arguments and explanation of his X ray pictures drove home the point to Max that he needed surgery./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • drive home — return to one s house by car; transport someone to their house by car; convince, persuade …   English contemporary dictionary

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