- to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while riding at anchor.
- to sustain or endure successfully.
Idioms about ride
- to trample or overturn by riding upon or against.
- to ride up to; overtake; capture: The posse rode down the escaping bank robber.
- Nautical. to bear down upon (a rope of a tackle) with all one's weight.
- to murder, especially by abducting the victim for that purpose.
- to deceive; trick: It was obvious to everyone but me that I was being taken for a ride.
Origin of ride
synonym study for ride
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Other definitions for ride (2 of 2)
What is a basic definition of ride?
Ride is a verb that means to sit on the back of a moving animal or to travel in or on a vehicle, like a car. A ride is a journey made on an animal or using a vehicle. Ride has many other senses as a verb and a noun.
When someone rides an animal, they are usually sitting on the animal’s back while it moves. In general, the word ride is used even if the animal is uncooperative or is trying to get rid of the person sitting on them. The person sitting on the animal is called a rider. Its past tenses are rode and ridden.
- Real-life examples: Horses are the most common animal that people ride. Cowboys attempt to ride angry bulls at rodeos. In many Asian countries, people ride camels.
- Used in a sentence: I like to ride horses with my mom.
In a similar sense, ride is used to mean to travel using a vehicle. This can include a vehicle you stand or sit on, like a bicycle.
- Real-life examples: People ride bikes, motorcycles, and skateboards. Airplanes, submarines, boats, cars, trains, buses, and subway cars are vehicles that people ride in.
- Used in a sentence: Grant rides the subway to get to work.
A ride is also the journey or trip you take on an animal or using a vehicle. This sense of ride is also used figuratively to mean any journey or experience that a person has embarked on.
- Real-life examples: Petting zoos often offer pony rides to children. A trip from Tokyo to Berlin would be a long ride, no matter what kind of vehicle you used. People who are afraid of heights probably won’t be fans of airplane rides.
Used in a sentence: My college years were a wild ride.
Where does ride come from?
The first records of ride come from before the 900s. It comes from the Old English verb rīdan. It is related to similar words with the same meaning, such as the Old Frisian rīda, the German reiten, and the Old Norse rītha.
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What are some other forms related to ride?
- rider (noun)
- ridable; rideable (adjective)
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How is ride used in real life?
Ride is a very common word that most often means to travel on the back of an animal or to travel on or in a vehicle.
Who would have thought, one month ago, that I would be here after finishing my 11th Dakar on a row and in P17. Many days I could not ride at my normal pace, but I can assure you that this has been a great personal victory! Thanks to the team, the sponsors and every single
— Laia Sanz (@LaiaSanz_) January 15, 2021
I'm riding the bus and a whole grip of climate protestors just got on.
It's pretty clear they never ride the bus, which is pretty ironic when you think about it.
— Lawrence Sonntag (@SirLarr) September 20, 2019
I am about to board a train for a long ride so if anyone has a dramatic reason to halt me at the platform do it now before I spend the next five hours wistfully staring out the window
— JP (@jpbrammer) February 2, 2020
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Germs like the flu virus can also hitch a ride on dust and other airborne particles that we shed.Dust can infect animals with flu, raising coronavirus concerns|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 24, 2020|Science News For Students
If you’re a crime junkie, clear your schedule, because this one is going to take you on a ride.This Weekend: You’ll Never Bathe the Same Way Again|Joshua Eferighe|August 21, 2020|Ozy
Uber may also try to push more drivers to work for both its rides and food delivery services to reduce costs, Shmulik said.
Along for the ride are the real people whose lives and livelihoods are, to some degree, linked to it.TikTok made him famous. Now he’s imagining a world without it|Abby Ohlheiser|August 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Meanwhile, ride demand has been rebounding from the sharp drop-off that accompanied the start of lockdowns across the US.Lyft still aims to be profitable by the end of next year|Michelle Cheng|August 13, 2020|Quartz
I told them it was back where I parked my car, so they offered me a ride.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“They just walk around, they ride in their patrol cars, and they just pass by,” he said.
In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My bike ride that mid-October day starts like so many others.
Possibly, he would not shy at such monstrosities after twenty miles of a lathering ride.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The other day an excursion was arranged to Sondershausen, a town about three hours' ride from Weimar in the cars.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The truth is, it is not safe to trot down such mountains and hardly to ride down them at all.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The farmer told him it was six miles; "but," he added, "you must ride sharp, or you will get a wet jacket before you reach it."
Coppy, in a tone of too-hastily-assumed authority, had told her over night that she must not ride out by the river.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for ride
- (intr) to drive a car
- (tr) to transport (goods, farm produce, etc) by motor vehicle or cart
- to cheat, swindle, or deceive
- to take (someone) away in a car and murder him
Derived forms of rideridable or rideable, adjective
Word Origin for ride
Other Idioms and Phrases with ride
In addition to the idioms beginning with ride
- ride for a fall
- ride hellbent for leather
- ride herd on
- ride high
- ride out
- ride roughshod over
- ride shotgun
- ride up
- along for the ride
- go along (for the ride)
- gravy train, ride the
- hitch a ride
- let ride
- take someone for a ride