ride VERB (past rode; past part. ridden) 1) sit on and control the movement of (a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle). 2) (usu. ride in/on) travel in or on a vehicle or horse. 3) travel over on horseback or on a bicycle or motorcycle: ride the scenic trail. 4) be carried or supported by: surfers rode the waves. 5) sail or float: a ship rode at anchor in the dock. 6) (ride up) (of a garment) gradually move upwards out of its proper position. 7) (ride on) depend on. 8) (ride out) come safely through. 9) yield to (a blow) so as to reduce its impact. 10) (be ridden) be full of or dominated by: people ridden by ill health.
NOUN 1) an act of riding. 2) a roller coaster, roundabout, etc. ridden at a fair or amusement park. 3) a path for horse riding. 4) N. Amer. a person giving a lift in a vehicle.
be riding for a fall — Cf. ↑be riding for a fall
let something ride — Cf. ↑let something ride
ride high — Cf. ↑ride high
ride to hounds — Cf. ↑ride to hounds
a rough (or easy) ride — Cf. ↑a rough ride
take someone for a ride — Cf. ↑take someone for a ride
DERIVATIVES rideable (also ridable ) adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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