[ verb ] (transportation) 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"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
The company which performed the Pulitzer_Prize musical here last night and will repeat it twice today is full of bounce , the politicians are in fine voice , the chorines evoke happy memories , and the Little_Flower rides to break a lance again .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Three weeks later following his recovery , armed with a writ issued by the Catskill justice on affidavits prepared by the district_attorney , Cook and Russell rode to arrest Martinez .
It was nearly sundown before they finished the business with Beall and began riding down the stream .
They had traveled only a short distance when they spotted five Mexicans riding along a horse-trail across the stream just ahead of them .
Suspecting an ambush , the two deputies decided to ride up a side canyon taking a short_cut into Catskill .
[ verb ] (transportation) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
We rode over roads so rough that our Jeep came to rest atop the soil between ruts , all four wheels spinning uselessly .(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
The horse walked , the reins were slack , the huckster rode with bowed shoulders , his forearms across his knees .(Harry Olesker, Impact....)
He crossed the lobby and rode up in the elevator lost in his own thoughts .(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
He replenished the dipper and handed it to his young wife riding the hurricane_deck .
She was watching a tree ride wildly down that roiling current .
[ noun ] (transportation) a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
"he took the family for a drive in his new car"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
`` Take a ride on this one '' , Brooks_Robinson greeted Hansen as the Bird third_sacker grabbed a bat , headed for the plate and bounced a third inning two run double off the left centerfield wall tonight .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Ludie hopped rides on freight_cars , and was chased by Mr._Yankton , the railroad guard .
[ verb ] continue undisturbed and without interference
"Let it ride"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor...)
But because of the peculiar nature of the military situation in Laos , the Soviet leader must be tempted to let things ride - a course that would appear to cost him little on_the_spot , but would bog Washington in a tactical mess .(Jim Harmon, "The Planet with No Nightmare," If,...)
You 've been riding on a pink ticket for six years , you know that '' .
[ verb ] move like a floating object
"The moon rode high in the night sky"
Used in print(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
Clumps of brush rode down the ribbon .
[ verb ] 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"
Used in print(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
When I was in liquor I rode him pretty hard I guess .
[ verb ] climb up on the body
"Shorts that ride up" "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
[ verb ] keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
"Don't ride the clutch!"
[ verb ] 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"