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  1. Informal.
    1. a bicycle.
    2. a motorbike.
    3. a motorcycle.
  2. Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
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verb (used without object), biked, bik·ing.
  1. to ride a bike: I bike to work.
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  1. get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.
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Origin of bike1

1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle
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  • I felt all cramped and muggy, and as the day was fine, biked over to the aerodrome.


    William McFee

  • Then, when I had written a few notes and telegrams, I biked over to my house on the cliff.

  • I biked the afternoon trek, and got thoroughly drenched by a downpour in doing so.

    The Matabele Campaign

    R. S. S. Baden-Powell

British Dictionary definitions for biked


noun, verb
  1. informal short for bicycle, motorcycle
  2. on your bike British slang away you go
  3. get off one's bike Australian and NZ slang to lose one's self-control
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  1. slang a promiscuous womanthe town bike
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  1. a wasps' or bees' nest
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verb (intr)
  1. to swarm
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Word Origin

C14: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for biked



1882, American English, shortened and altered form of bicycle.

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