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ride US English

Sit on and control the movement of (an animal, especially a horse), typically as a recreation or sport

ride US Thesaurus

she can ride a horse

Ride, Sally US English

(1951–2012), US astronaut; full name Sally Kristen Ride. She was the first US woman to travel in space, on the shuttle Challenger in 1983. She later served on the presidential commission that investigated the 1986 Challenger accident

G-ride US English

A stolen car

ride on US English

Depend on

ride-on US English

Denoting a power-driven machine, especially a lawnmower, on which the operator rides

ride up US English

(Of a garment) gradually work or move upward out of its proper position

ride high US English

Be successful

ride-off US English

(In a riding competition) a round held to resolve a tie or determine qualifiers for a later stage; a jump-off

ride-share US English

Participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app

ride pillion US English

Travel seated behind a motorcyclist

ride-sharing US English

An arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app

ride shotgun US English

Travel as a guard in the seat next to the driver of a vehicle

a free ride US English

A situation in which someone benefits without having to make a fair contribution

for the ride US English

For pleasure or interest, rather than any serious purpose

ride herd on US English

Keep watch over

a rough ride US English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

kiss-and-ride US English

Denoting a facility designed to allow commuters to be dropped off by car and complete their journey by public transport

park-and-ride US English

A system for reducing urban traffic congestion, in which drivers leave their cars in parking lots on the outskirts of a city and travel to the city center on public transportation

ride the pine US English

(Of an athlete) sit on the sidelines rather than participate in a game or event

ride the rails US English

Ride on a train, especially on a freight train, and without permission

ride skimmington US English

Hold a skimmington procession

let something ride US English

Take no immediate action over something

ride someone down US English

Trample or overtake someone while on horseback

ride something out US English

Come safely through something, especially a storm or a period of danger or difficulty

ride roughshod over US English

Carry out one’s own plans or wishes with arrogant disregard for (others or their wishes)

ride to (the) hounds US English

Go hunting (especially fox hunting) on horseback with a pack of dogs

ride the coattails of US English

Benefit from the success of (another), sometimes undeservedly

take someone for a ride US English

Deceive or cheat someone

joyride US English

A fast and dangerous ride, especially one taken in a stolen vehicle

a free ride in free US English

A situation in which someone benefits without having to make a fair contribution

a rough ride in ride US English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

freeride board in freeride US English

A type of snowboard designed for all-round use on and off piste

freeride US English

Ride on a freeride snowboard

override US English

Use one’s authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.)

if wishes were horses, beggars would ride US English

If you could achieve your aims simply by wishing for them, life would be very easy

for the ride in ride US English

For pleasure or interest, rather than any serious purpose

ride cymbal in ride US English

A cymbal used for keeping up a continuous rhythm

ride high in ride US English

Be successful

set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the Devil US English

Someone unaccustomed to power or luxury will abuse or be corrupted by it

ride pillion in pillion US English

Travel seated behind a motorcyclist

ride shotgun in shotgun US English

Travel as a guard in the seat next to the driver of a vehicle

ride herd on in ride US English

Keep watch over

ride the pine or bench in ride US English

(Of an athlete) sit on the sidelines rather than participate in a game or event

a rough or easy ride in ride US English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

ride skimmington in skimmington US English

Hold a skimmington procession


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