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joyride

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪrʌɪd
 
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Definition of joyride in English:

noun

1A ride for enjoyment in a vehicle or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The plaintiff not only accepted the offer of being taken for a joyride in the aircraft, but actively sought it.
  • The plaintiff went for a joyride in a light aircraft piloted by the defendant in the knowledge that the defendant was extremely drunk.
  • If Richard Branson were to build a passenger-carrying rocket for joyrides into space, would you go?
1.1 informal A fast and dangerous ride in a stolen vehicle: they went for a 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.

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