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Dictionary definition for: Ride

1. (n) a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

2. (v) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

3. (n) a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

4. (v) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

5. (v) continue undisturbed and without interference; "Let it ride"

6. (v) move like a floating object; "The moon rode high in the night sky"

7. (v) harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher" "Don''t ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

8. (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"

9. (v) have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly" "My new truck drives well"

10. (v) be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the electin" "Your grade will depends on your homework"

11. (v) lie moored or anchored; "Ship rides at anchor"

12. (v) sit on and control a vehicle; "He rides his bicycle to work every day" "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

13. (v) climb up on the body; "Shorts that ride up" "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"

14. (v) ride over, along, or through; "Travel the highways of America" "Ride the freeways of California"

15. (v) keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot; "Don''t ride the clutch!"

16. (v) copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow"

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