Definition of bike in English:


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Pronunciation: /bʌɪk


A bicycle or motorcycle: I’m going by bike [as modifier]: a bike ride
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  • His best freebie has been a mountain bike and a bike rack for his car.
  • It's no secret that eBay has become one of the hottest spots on the Internet to buy and sell used bikes and bike gear.
  • There is also a fun ride where the citizens of Hamburg can ride their bikes around a set course in the city streets.


[no object, with adverbial of direction] informal Back to top  
1Ride a bicycle or motorcycle: Danny bikes to the park and back every day
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  • Falconry displays, American cheerleaders, Quad biking and train rides will also feature.
  • Avoid driving whenever possible by walking, biking, using public transit, or car-pooling.
  • These are real and possible threats while biking along a suburban city paved bike and hike trail.
1.1 [with object] British Cause (a letter or package) to be delivered by bicycle or motorcycle: I’ll get them to bike the scripts over
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  • There was a courier service that would bike round bags of it with little flags of the country it came from on the sachet.
  • Illuminating and surprising, this programme should be biked directly to the FA and anywhere else where national sports are organised.
  • If your "bad back" is bothering you too much to respond online, then, maybe, you could hop on a bicycle, and bike the message to me.


late 19th century: abbreviation.


get off one's bike

Australian /NZ informal Become annoyed.

on your bike!

British informal Go away (used as an expression of annoyance).
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  • "On yer bike mate, you can't bring that on board this train!"
  • But Trinny and Susannah have said 'on yer bike' to her old style and fixed her up with an ultra-feminine look.
  • At least they've not said "on yer bike son"

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