Pronunciation: (drīv'bī"), [key]
—n., pl. -bys,
1. the action of driving by a specified locality, object, etc.: a drive-by of Nelson's Monument.
2. a drive-by shooting: The gang member was killed in a drive-by.
1. consisting of or featuring a drive-by: We boarded the sightseeing bus for a drive-by tour of the nation's capital.
2. occurring while driving past a person, object, etc.: a drive-by shooting.
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