ride

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: ride

1
vn
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
2
v
continue undisturbed and without interference
3
v
be sustained or supported or borne
4
v
harass with persistent criticism or carping
5
v
be contingent on
6
v
copulate with
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: ride
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v sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

“Did you ever ride a camel?”
Synonyms:
sit
Types:
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override
ride (a horse) too hard
ride herd
driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
outride
ride better, faster, or further than
ride horseback
ride on horseback
prance
cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter
ride at a cantering pace
extend, gallop
cause to move at full gallop
prance
ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
canter
ride at a canter
gallop
ride at a galloping pace
post
ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
trot
ride at a trot
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v sit on and control a vehicle

“He rides his bicycle to work every day”
“She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town”
Synonyms
sit
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

“I ride to work in a bus”
“He rides the subway downtown every day”
Synonyms
drive
have certain properties when driven
Antonyms:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
take the air, walk
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
walk
make walk
walk
accompany or escort
walk
traverse or cover by walking
walk
walk at a pace
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tube
ride or float on an inflated tube
chariot
ride in a chariot
bicycle, bike, cycle, pedal, wheel
ride a bicycle
cycle, motorbike, motorcycle
ride a motorcycle
rail, train
travel by rail or train
sled, sleigh
ride (on) a sled
boat
ride in a boat on water
cab, taxi
ride in a taxicab
bus
ride in a bus
joyride, tool, tool around
ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
hitch, hitchhike, thumb
travel by getting free rides from motorists
snowmobile
ride a snowmobile
piggyback
ride on someone's shoulders or back
unicycle
ride a unicycle
backpedal
pedal backwards on a bicycle
dogsled, mush
travel with a dogsled
bob, bobsled
ride a bobsled
luge, toboggan
move along on a luge or toboggan
motorboat
ride in a motorboat
yacht
travel in a yacht
sail
travel on water propelled by wind
row
propel with oars
canoe
travel by canoe
kayak
travel in a small canoe
paddle
propel with a paddle
Type of:
travel
undergo transportation as in a vehicle

v ride over, along, or through

Ride the freeways of California”
Type of:
journey, travel
travel upon or across

v have certain properties when driven

“This car rides smoothly”
Synonyms:
drive
drive
operate or control a vehicle

n a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

Synonyms:
drive
Types:
lift
a ride in a car
joyride
a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure
spin
a short drive in a car
Type of:
journey, journeying
the act of traveling from one place to another

n a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, roundabout, whirligig
a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
Ferris wheel
a vertical rotating mechanism consisting of a large wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel rotates; provides a ride at an amusement park
big dipper, chute-the-chute, roller coaster
elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)
hypercoaster
a roller coaster that goes up 200 feet or higher and can catapult riders from 0 to 70 mph in 4 seconds by motors originally designed to launch rockets
Type of:
mechanical device
mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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v continue undisturbed and without interference

“Let it ride
Type of:
continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
continue a certain state, condition, or activity
3

v be sustained or supported or borne

“His glasses rode high on his nose”
“The child rode on his mother's hips”
“She rode a wave of popularity”
“The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name”
Type of:
float
move lightly, as if suspended

v move like a floating object

“The moon rode high in the night sky”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v climb up on the body

“Shorts that ride up”
“This skirt keeps riding up my legs”
Type of:
climb, climb up, go up, mount
go upward with gradual or continuous progress

v lie moored or anchored

“Ship rides at anchor”
Type of:
lie
be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
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v harass with persistent criticism or carping

“Don't ride me so hard over my failure”
Synonyms:
bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
Types:
barrack, flout, gibe, jeer, scoff
laugh at with contempt and derision
banter, chaff, jolly, josh, kid
be silly or tease one another
Type of:
bemock, mock
treat with contempt

v keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot

“Don't ride the clutch!”
Type of:
engage, lock, mesh, operate
keep engaged
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v be contingent on

“The outcomes rides on the results of the election”
Synonyms:
depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, turn on
Types:
build on, build upon, repose on, rest on
be based on; of theories and claims, for example
owe
be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense
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v copulate with

“The bull was riding the cow”
Synonyms:
mount
Type of:
copulate, couple, mate, pair
engage in sexual intercourse
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