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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVER RIDING

I've been as enthusiastic over work as over riding mustangs.

I had much trouble in holding him sufficiently in check to prevent our horses from being killed with over riding.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English oferridan "to ride across," from ofer "over" (see over) + ridan "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Originally literal, of cavalry, etc. Figurative meaning "to set aside arrogantly" is from 1827. The mechanical sense "to suspend automatic operation" is attested from 1946. As a noun in this sense from 1946. Related: Overrode; overriding; overridden.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.