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ride

[ rahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF ride
  • nounjourney, trip in vehicle
  • verbcarry or be carried
  • verbdominate, oppress

Synonyms for ride

  • drive
  • excursion
  • expedition
  • jaunt
  • outing
  • tour
  • transportation
  • airing
  • commute
  • hitch
  • joyride
  • lift
  • run
  • spin
  • turn
  • whirl
  • Sunday drive
  • pick up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIDE

He never ceased to feel cheated when he was obliged to ride in New York.

"You are quite welcome to ride with me," returned Grace briefly.

So they waved their hats recklessly and continued to ride to be in at the death.

We reached the camp at sunset, after a day's ride of about 40 miles.

I've no halter the way I can ride down on the mare, and I must go now quickly.

"I want a ride, and I want to talk with you," she said, simply.

For me, I will ride into their camp with my squire and two archers.

We have yet time to ride through the further end of the pass.

I pray you to watch me, and to ride forth when I am come among the tents.

"I hurt my leg and cannot ride," quoth the bishop's champion.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ridan "sit or be carried on" (as on horseback), "move forward; rock; float, sail" (class I strong verb; past tense rad, past participle riden), from Proto-Germanic *ridanan (cf. Old Norse riða, Old Saxon ridan, Old Frisian rida "to ride," Middle Dutch riden, Dutch rijden, Old High Germn ritan, German reiten), from PIE *reidh- "to ride" (cf. Old Irish riadaim "I travel," Old Gaulish reda "chariot").

Meaning "heckle" is from 1912; that of "have sex with (a woman)" is from mid-13c.; that of "dominate cruelly" is from 1580s. To ride out "endure (a storm, etc.) without great damage" is from 1520s. To ride shotgun is 1963, from Old West stagecoach custom in the movies. To ride shank's mare "walk" is from 1846 (see shank (n.)).

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