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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrivingdriv‧ing1 /ˈdraɪvɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  the activity of driving a car, truck etc driving lessons He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. hazardous driving conditions (=weather that makes driving dangerous) in the driving seat at seat1(11)COLLOCATIONSdriving + NOUNa driving licence British English (=an official document that shows you are allowed to drive)When hiring a car, you must bring your driving licence.a driving test (=that you must pass before you are allowed to drive)I passed my driving test the second time I took it.a driving lesson (=in which you are taught to drive)Jane is having driving lessons.a driving instructor (=a person whose job is teaching people to drive)It's important to feel comfortable with your driving instructor.a driving offence (=an action that breaks the laws on driving)He had to appear in court for a driving offence.a driving ban (=a legal order that forbids you to drive)After the accident he faced a three-year driving ban.driving conditions (=how safe it is to drive, especially because of the weather)Icy roads have made driving conditions dangerous.adjectives careless/dangerous drivingShe pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.reckless driving (=careless and taking risks)Baldwin faces charges of reckless driving.bad drivingBad driving can cause potentially fatal accidents.safe driving (=driving well and carefully)Young drivers should be educated about safe driving.drink-driving British English, drunk driving especially American English (=the offence of driving after drinking too much alcohol)Len was convicted on a charge of drink-driving.verbsbe banned/disqualified from driving (=be forbidden to drive by law)Murray was banned from driving for six months after admitting to speeding.
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drivingDriving in central London is pretty unpleasant.The man was stopped by police for an alleged driving offence.She was arrested for dangerous driving.Last year three and a half thousand people were prosecuted for drink driving in the Thames Valley area.It took him half an hour's fast driving up the autobahn to reach the disaster point.I got driving lessons for my 18th birthday.A man has been charged with causing death by reckless driving.Hazlett was also charged with reckless driving causing grievous bodily harm to two people.driving conditionsAn ambulance service spokesman blamed the icy driving conditions.On the roads - the combination of rain and greasy surfaces has made driving conditions treacherous.In hazardous winter driving conditions, that could easily mean the difference between life and death.But real-world driving conditions on highways in the South Coast Air Basin are different.
drivingdriving2 adjective  1 driving rain/snow2 driving force3 driving ambition