There are 2 definitions of ride on in English:

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Depend on: there is a great deal of money riding on the results of these studies
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  • It wasn't like his life depended on it but there was a lot riding on this trip.
  • And for years it was true that our economy rode on the sheep's back.
  • So much rode on his store's success, and here it was bleeding money in big river of red.
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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up

There are 2 definitions of ride on in English:


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Denoting a power-driven machine, especially a lawnmower, on which the operator rides: a ride-on mower
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  • Children younger than 14 years should not be allowed to operate ride-on lawn mowers, and adolescents should be trained in the use of these machines before independent use.
  • Bargain hunters snapped up ride-on lawn mowers, hot water systems, washing machines and an in-ground swimming pool after the closure of the park last Thursday.
  • I often wonder how many extra ride-on lawn mowers, electronic cat flaps or multi-use foot spas were produced because of the little ticks we placed in boxes.


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1A ride-on lawnmower.
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  • Gardencare has the widest range of mowers, ride-ons, quads and strimmers available from leading manufacturers such as Atco-Qualcast, Countax, Flymo, Hayter, Marunaka, Mountfied, Rover, Toro, and Briggs & Stratton.
  • It's so much easier to work in the garden if the right tools are at hand - who wouldn't love mowing if they had a state-of-the-art ride-on to play with!
2chiefly North American A toy car that a child can sit in and move.
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  • Children are welcome to bring their own ride-ons or toys.

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