- to ride a bike: I bike to work.
- get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.
Origin of bike1
1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle
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Examples from the Web for biking
Here is where the biking becomes the most beautiful — and increasingly challenging.
He says biking long distances is “like coming to peace in your mind and your body.”
Biking and marathoning on park trails are to predators the equivalent of running.American Wilderness Faces the Firing Squad
July 6, 2014
Races, including running (road and off-road), biking, swimming, and a combination of all three, are a great way to get moving.Five Smarter Ways to Train Your Heart
December 9, 2013
A viewer can almost feel the thrill of biking on a glorious day become supercharged with the rush of riding in numbers.How New York City’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Terrorized a Young Family
October 2, 2013
There was a bright color on her face, but then she had been "biking," and it was warm.Friendship and Folly
Maria Louise Pool
July, 1911, was a hot month and a dusty, and we were biking fifty miles the day.Shandygaff
Give me your biking cap, unless you want to use it in the play.The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces
John Kendrick Bangs
As a matter of fact, the thought that you would come to the rescue never occurred to me till I was biking back from town.The Hill
Horace Annesley Vachell
It's the ring of Saturn, and, as the saying goes, for biking Saturn is quite the cheese.Bikey the Skicycle and Other Tales of Jimmieboy
John Kendrick Bangs
- slang a promiscuous womanthe town bike
- a wasps' or bees' nest
- to swarm
C14: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for biking
1882, American English, shortened and altered form of bicycle.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper