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(intr, adverb) to move or work away from the proper place or positionher new skirt rode up uncomfortably
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How to use ride up in a sentence
Twice did I ride up and down the bazar and the principal streets, but without meeting with any hope of adventure or bunij.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
Tell ye, 'f the Old Boy himself sh'd ride up alongside, shouldn't be a mite s'prised to see him.Overland|John William De Forest
Death will ride up soon in a big black carriage and take you wid him down to de regions of deep darkness.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
I longed for her brother to ride up behind us, so that I might still be a prisoner, but she had provided against that.A Little Union Scout|Joel Chandler Harris
I have locked the porter up, and I don't suppose they will find it out till they ride up, half an hour hence.The Cornet of Horse|G. A. Henty
Other Idioms and Phrases with ride up
Gradually move upward from a normal position, as in This skirt is too tight and it constantly rides up. [Mid-1800s]
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