ride

ride
[[t]ra͟ɪd[/t]]
♦♦
rides, riding, rode, ridden
1) VERB When you ride a horse, you sit on it and control its movements.

[V n] I saw a girl riding a horse...

Can you ride?...

[V on n] He was riding on his horse looking for the castle...

[V adv/prep] They still ride around on horses.

2) VERB When you ride a bicycle or a motorcycle, you sit on it, control it, and travel along on it.

[V n] Riding a bike is great exercise...

[V on n] Two men riding on motorcycles opened fire on him...

[V prep/adv] He rode to work on a bicycle.

3) VERB When you ride in a vehicle such as a car, you travel in it.

[V in/on n] He prefers travelling on the Tube to riding in a limousine...

[V in/on n] I was riding on the back of a friend's bicycle...

[V adv/prep] I remember the village full of American servicemen riding around in jeeps...

[V adv/prep] I rode to Lily's in a cab.

4) N-COUNT A ride is a journey on a horse or bicycle, or in a vehicle.

She took some friends for a ride in the family car...

Would you like to go for a ride?...

She lives just a short bus ride from school.

5) N-COUNT In a fairground, a ride is a large machine that people ride on for fun.
6) VERB: oft cont If you say that one thing is riding on another, you mean that the first thing depends on the second thing.

[V on n] Billions of pounds are riding on the outcome of the election...

[V on n] Everything rides on the judgment of these few men.

Syn:
7) See also riding
8) PHRASE: V inflects, usu cont If you say that someone or something is riding high, you mean that they are popular or successful at the present time.

He was riding high in the public opinion polls...

His team is riding high.

9) PHRASE: usu PHR after v If you say that someone faces a rough ride, you mean that things are going to be difficult for them because people will criticize them a lot or treat them badly. [INFORMAL]

The Chancellor could face a rough ride unless the plan works...

The woman who is brave enough to pursue her own path must prepare herself for a rough ride.

Syn:
tough time
10) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone has been taken for a ride, you mean that they have been deceived or cheated. [INFORMAL]

You've been taken for a ride. Why did you give him five thousand francs?

11) to ride roughshod oversee roughshod
Phrasal Verbs:

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