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ride British & World English

Sit on and control the movement of (an animal, typically a horse)

ride English Thesaurus

she can ride a horse

Ride, Sally British & World 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 British & World English

A stolen car

ride-on British & World English

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

ride up British & World English

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

ride high British & World English

Be successful

ride-off British & World English

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

ride pillion British & World English

Travel seated behind a motorcyclist

ride shotgun British & World English

Travel as a guard next to the driver of a vehicle

a free ride British & World English

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

for the ride British & World English

Used to convey that someone is participating in activity for pleasure or as an observer only

ride herd on British & World English

Keep watch over

a rough ride British & World English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

ride one's luck British & World English

Let favourable events take their course without taking undue risks

park-and-ride British & World English

A system for reducing urban traffic congestion, in which drivers leave their cars in car parks on the outskirts of a city and travel to the city centre on public transport

ride the pine British & World English

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

ride the rods British & World English

Ride on a freight train surreptitiously without paying

ride to hounds British & World English

Go fox-hunting on horseback

ride skimmington British & World English

Hold a skimmington procession

ride in/on in ride British & World English

Travel in or on (a vehicle) as a passenger

let something ride British & World English

Take no immediate action over something

ride the clutch British & World English

Partially depress the clutch pedal of a vehicle while driving

ride someone down British & World English

Trample or overtake someone while on horseback

ride something out British & World English

Come safely through a dangerous or difficult situation

ride roughshod over British & World English

Carry out one’s own plans or wishes with arrogant disregard for (someone or something)

ride the coattails of British & World English

Benefit from the success of (another), sometimes undeservedly

take someone for a ride British & World English

Deceive or cheat someone

ride up in ride British & World English

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

ride pillion in pillion British & World English

Travel seated behind a motorcyclist

ride shotgun in shotgun British & World English

Travel as a guard next to the driver of a vehicle

joyride British & World English

A ride for enjoyment in a vehicle or aircraft

a free ride in free British & World English

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

let something ride in ride British & World English

Take no immediate action over something

a rough ride in ride British & World English

A difficult (or easy) time doing something

ride something out in ride British & World English

Come safely through a dangerous or difficult situation

freeride board in freeride British & World English

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

freeride British & World English

Ride on a freeride snowboard

override British & World English

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

if wishes were horses, beggars would ride British & World English

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

ride one's luck in luck British & World English

Let favourable events take their course without taking undue risks

for the ride in ride British & World English

Used to convey that someone is participating in activity for pleasure or as an observer only

ride the pine in ride British & World English

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


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