driving force behind

force with makes something happen, motivation behind, impetus, source of power behind

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • driving force — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► someone or something that has the power to make things happen: a driving force behind/for/in sth »The explosion in stock market wealth has been an important driving force behind consumer spending. »Trade is the… …   Financial and business terms

  • driving — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a controlling influence: the driving force behind the plan. 2) being blown by the wind with great force: driving rain. ● in the driving seat Cf. ↑in the driving seat …   English terms dictionary

  • driving — driv|ing1 [ˈdraıvıŋ] n [U] 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • force — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 physical strength, power or violence ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, terrible, tremendous ▪ full, maximum ▪ brute …   Collocations dictionary

  • force — force1 W1S3 [fo:s US fo:rs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(military)¦ 2¦(military action)¦ 3¦(violence)¦ 4¦(physical power)¦ 5¦(natural power)¦ 6¦(organized group)¦ 7¦(strong influence)¦ 8¦(powerful effect)¦ 9 join/combine forces (with somebody/something) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • driving — [[t]dra͟ɪvɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n The driving force or idea behind something that happens or is done is the main thing that has a strong effect on it and makes it happen or be done in a particular way. → See also drive Consumer spending was the… …   English dictionary

  • force — 1 noun 1 MILITARY a) (C) a group of people who have been trained to fight in a war: forces loyal to President Aquino | a highly efficient fighting force b) the forces the army, navy, and air force: Both her sons are in the forces. c) (U) military …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • force — force1 [ fɔrs ] noun *** ▸ 1 physical strength ▸ 2 group of police, etc. ▸ 3 influence ▸ 4 scientific effect ▸ 5 military ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount physical strength or violence: They accused the police of using excessive force during the arrest.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • force */*/*/ — I UK [fɔː(r)s] / US [fɔrs] noun Word forms force : singular force plural forces 1) a) [uncountable] physical strength, or violence They accused the police of using excessive force during the arrest. by force: The army took control of the region… …   English dictionary

  • behind — Used for listed equity securities. At the same price but entered after your order/ interest, such as on the specialist s book. Antithesis of ahead of you. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. behind be‧hind 1 [bɪˈhaɪnd] adverb be/​get/​fall… …   Financial and business terms

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