Nearby words

  1. ridable,
  2. riddance,
  3. ridden,
  4. riddle,
  5. riddled,
  6. ride down,
  7. ride for a fall,
  8. ride hellbent for leather,
  9. ride herd on,
  10. ride high

Idioms

Origin of ride

before 900; 1915–20 for def 17; Middle English riden (v.), Old English rīdan; cognate with Old Frisian rīda, German reiten, Old Norse rītha; akin to Old Irish ríad journey (cf. palfrey, rheda). See road

Synonym study

2. See drive.

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British Dictionary definitions for ride up

ride up

verb

(intr, adverb) to move or work away from the proper place or positionher new skirt rode up uncomfortably

ride

/ (raɪd) /

verb rides, riding, rode or ridden

noun


Derived Formsridable or rideable, adjective

Word Origin for ride

Old English rīdan; related to Old High German rītan, Old Norse rītha

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Word Origin and History for ride up
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Idioms and Phrases with ride up

ride up

Gradually move upward from a normal position, as in This skirt is too tight and it constantly rides up. [Mid-1800s]

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

also see:

  • along for the ride
  • go along (for the ride)
  • gravy train, ride the
  • hitch a ride
  • let ride
  • take someone for a ride
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