- (transitive) To push to or into a target.
1969, James Plunkett, Strumpet City: A Novel, page 396:
- He grunted as he drove each nail home.
1996, Harry Harrison, One King's Way, page 186:
- Karli shook himself, drove home the last nail with a flat stone, straightened up.
2004, Judith Tarr, Queen of the Amazons, page 293:
- Just as Ione began to slow, she struck Ione's sword aside and drove her own blade home.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To emphasize (a point) with tangible or powerful demonstration.
- “I do what I like”, he said, and — just to drive home the point — he spat on the newly-cleaned floor.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To push something into position completely by force - often with a hammer.
to force something into position