bike

1
[bahyk]
verb (used without object), biked, bik·ing.
  1. to ride a bike: I bike to work.
Idioms
  1. get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.

Origin of bike

1
1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle
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Related Words for biked

pedal, cycle

Examples from the Web for biked

Contemporary Examples of biked

Historical Examples of biked

  • I felt all cramped and muggy, and as the day was fine, biked over to the aerodrome.

    Aliens

    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

bike

1
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
noun
  1. slang a promiscuous womanthe town bike

bike

2

byke

Scot
noun
  1. a wasps' or bees' nest
verb (intr)
  1. to swarm

Word Origin for bike

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

bike

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper