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      vb   , rides, riding, rode, ridden  
1    to sit on and control the movements of (a horse or other animal)  
2    tr   to sit on and propel (a bicycle or similar vehicle)  
3    intr; often foll by: on or in   to be carried along or travel on or in a vehicle  
she rides to work on the bus     
4    tr   to travel over or traverse  
they rode the countryside in search of shelter     
5    tr   to take part in by riding  
to ride a race     
6    to travel through or be carried across (sea, sky, etc.)  
the small boat rode the waves, the moon was riding high     
7    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)   to cause to be carried  
to ride someone out of town     
8    intr   to be supported as if floating  
the candidate rode to victory on his new policies     
9    intr   (of a vessel) to lie at anchor  
10    tr   (of a vessel) to be attached to (an anchor)  
11    (esp. of a bone) to overlap or lie over (another structure or part)  
12      (S. African)  
a    intr   to drive a car  
b    tr   to transport (goods, farm produce, etc.) by motor vehicle or cart  
13    tr   (esp. of a male animal) to copulate with; mount  
14    tr; usually passive   to tyrannize over or dominate  
ridden by fear     
15    tr  
Informal   to persecute, esp. by constant or petty criticism  
don't ride me so hard over my failure     
16    intr  
Informal   to continue undisturbed  
I wanted to change something, but let it ride     
17    tr   to endure successfully; ride out  
18    tr   to yield slightly to (a blow or punch) in order to lessen its impact  
19    intr; often foll by: on   (of a bet) to remain placed  
let your winnings ride on the same number     
20    intr     (Jazz)   to play well, esp. in freely improvising at perfect tempo  
21    ride roughshod over   to domineer over or act with complete disregard for  
22    ride to hounds   to take part in a fox hunt on horseback  
23    ride for a fall   to act in such a way as to invite disaster  
24    ride again  
Informal   to return to a former activity or scene of activity  
25    riding high   confident, popular, and successful  
26    a journey or outing on horseback or in a vehicle  
27    a path specially made for riding on horseback  
28    transport in a vehicle, esp. when given freely to a pedestrian; lift  
can you give me a ride to the station?     
29    a device or structure, such as a roller coaster at a fairground, in which people ride for pleasure or entertainment  
30    take for a ride  
a    to cheat, swindle, or deceive  
b    to take (someone) away in a car and murder him,   (See also)        ride down       ride out       ride up  
     (Old English ridan; related to Old High German ritan, Old Norse ritha)  
  ridable, rideable      adj  

ride down  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to trample under the hooves of a horse  
2    to catch up with or overtake by riding  
ride out  
      vb   tr, adv   to endure successfully; survive (esp. in the phrase ride out the storm)  
ride up  
      vb   intr, adv   to move or work away from the proper place or position  
her new skirt rode up uncomfortably     
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    control, handle, manage, sit on  
2    be borne, be carried, be supported, float, go, journey, move, progress, sit, travel  
3    dominate, enslave, grip, haunt, oppress, tyrannize over  
4    drive, jaunt, journey, lift, outing, spin     (informal)   trip, whirl     (informal)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

a bumpy ride exp.
a difficult time

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