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drive to the wall
I've never used the verb "drive" in any other meaning except for "drive a car". Is it normal to say "He drove his brother to the wall" meaning "He pressed his brother against the wall with force, threatening him"?
Re: drive to the wall
It's meaning #3 here:
▶verb (past drove; past part. driven)
- 1 operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle.■ convey in a car.
- 2 propel or carry along by force.■ provide the power to operate (a machine).
■ (in ball games) hit or kick (the ball) hard.
■ bore (a tunnel).
- 3 urge or force to move in a specified direction.
- 4 compel to act in a particular way: he was driven by ambition.
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