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joyride

Syllabification: joy·ride
Pronunciation: /ˈjoirīd
 
/

Definition of joyride in English:

noun

informal
A fast and dangerous ride, especially one taken in a stolen vehicle: kids stealing cars for a Saturday night joyride
More example sentences
  • It is, alas, an all-too-familiar scene on the streets of Rochdale as car crime soars and thieves think nothing of ending a night's joyride by destroying the vehicle.
  • Eventually we catch him with our bike as he goes for a joyride right back to where he stole it from.
  • There's a tracking device in every ship, in case someone decides to go for a joyride or something like this.

Derivatives

joyrider

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌrīdər/
noun
Example sentences
  • The joyriders will then have to pay up to £357 to retrieve their cars or motorcycles.
  • He says while the joyriders tried to hot-wire many of the pieces of construction equipment, they only managed to start one machine.
  • Medics treat the pedestrian injured after a joyrider lost control of a stolen car in North Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Words that rhyme with joyride

hayridechloridetelluride

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