bike

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[bahyk]
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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

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

pedal, cycle

Examples from the Web for biking

Contemporary Examples of biking

Historical Examples of biking

  • 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

    Christopher Morley

  • Give me your biking cap, unless you want to use it in the play.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for biking

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
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Word Origin and History for biking

bike

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper