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1 ride /ˈraɪd/ verb
rides; rode /ˈroʊd/ ; ridden /ˈrɪdn̩/ ; riding
1 ride
/ˈraɪd/
verb
rides; rode /ˈroʊd/ ; ridden /ˈrɪdn̩/ ; riding
Learner's definition of RIDE
: to sit on and control the movements of (a horse, motorcycle, bicycle, etc.)
[+ object]
[no object]
: to travel to a place as a passenger on or in (something that is moving, such as a bus, a train, or an elevator)
[+ object]
(chiefly US)
[no object]
: to go on a mechanical ride at an amusement park or similar place
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] chiefly US : to travel over or on (a road, railway, trail, etc.) in a car, on a train, on a bicycle, etc.
[no object] of a vehicle : to move over the surface of a road in a specified way
[+ object] : to be supported or carried on (a wave) : to move on (a wave)
[+ object] US, informal : to criticize or make jokes about (someone) constantly or frequently in usually a harsh or annoying way

be riding for a fall

informal
: to be doing something that is likely to lead to failure or disaster

be riding high

informal
: to be very happy and excited
: to be very successful

let (something) ride

informal
: to allow (something) to go unnoticed : to ignore (something)

ride herd on

US, informal
: to keep (someone or something) under close watch or control

ride on

[phrasal verb]
ride on (something or someone)
: to depend on (something or someone)
◊ If you have money riding on something or someone, you have bet money on that thing or person.

ride out

[phrasal verb]
ride (something) out or ride out (something)
: to succeed in surviving or getting through (something dangerous or harmful that cannot be stopped or avoided)

ride shotgun

informal
: to ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle

ride up

[phrasal verb] of clothing
: to move up your body as you move
2 ride /ˈraɪd/ noun
plural rides
2 ride
/ˈraɪd/
noun
plural rides
Learner's definition of RIDE
[count]
: a usually short journey in or on a vehicle
see also hayride, joyride
: a usually short journey on a horse or other animal
used to describe what the experience of riding in a car or other vehicle is like usually singular
often used figuratively
: a large machine at an amusement park, fair, etc., that people ride on for enjoyment
: the act of riding on such a machine see also free ride

along for the ride

informal
: doing something with other people without being seriously involved in it or having a serious interest in it

take (someone) for a ride

informal
: to trick or fool (someone) especially in order to get money
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