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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 pillion US English

Travel seated behind a motorcyclist

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

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

ride in/on in ride US English

Travel in or on (a vehicle) as a passenger

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

thumb US English

Request or obtain (a free ride in a passing vehicle) by signaling with one’s thumb

have a tiger by the tail US English

Have embarked on a course of action that proves unexpectedly difficult but that cannot easily or safely be abandoned

ride on in ride US English

Depend on

ride up in ride US English

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

ride high in ride US English

Be successful

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

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

let something ride in ride US English

Take no immediate action over something

a rough ride in ride US English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

ride something out in ride US English

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

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 herd on in ride US English

Keep watch over

ride the pine in ride US English

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

ride the rails in ride US English

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


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