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Definition 1: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took the family for a drive in his new car

Synonyms for ride in the sense of this definition

(ride is a kind of ...) the act of traveling from one place to another

(... is a kind of ride ) a ride in a car

"he gave me a lift home"

(... is a kind of ride ) a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure

"they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars"

(... is a kind of ride ) a short drive in a car

"he took the new car for a spin"

Definition 2: a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement - [noun denoting artifact]

(ride is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of ride ) a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

(... is a kind of ride ) a vertical rotating mechanism consisting of a large wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel rotates; provides a ride at an amusement park

(... is a kind of ride ) elevated railway in an amusement park (usually with sharp curves and steep inclines)

(... is part of ride) a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement

Definition 3: harass with persistent criticism or carping - [verb of communication]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children teased the new teacher
  • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
  • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

Synonyms for ride in the sense of this definition

(ride is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of ride ) laugh at with contempt and derision

"The crowd jeered at the speaker"

(... is a kind of ride ) be silly or tease one another

"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

Definition 4: keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot - [verb of contact]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't ride the clutch!

(ride is a kind of ...) keep engaged

"engaged the gears"

Definition 5: copulate with - [verb of contact]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bull was riding the cow

Synonyms for ride in the sense of this definition

(ride is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(ride belongs to category ...) any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk

Definition 6: be carried or travel on or in a vehicle - [verb of motion]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I ride to work in a bus
  • He rides the subway downtown every day

(ride is a kind of ...) undergo transportation as in a vehicle

"We travelled North on Rte. 508"

(... is a kind of ride ) ride or float on an inflated tube

"We tubed down the river on a hot summer day"

(... is a kind of ride ) ride on someone's shoulders or back

(... is a kind of ride ) ride a snowmobile

(... is a kind of ride ) travel by getting free rides from motorists

(... is a kind of ride ) ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it

"We tooled down the street"

(... is a kind of ride ) ride in a bus

(... is a kind of ride ) ride in a taxicab

(... is a kind of ride ) ride in a boat on water

(... is a kind of ride ) ride (on) a sled

(... is a kind of ride ) travel by rail or train

"They railed from Rome to Venice" "She trained to Hamburg"

(... is a kind of ride ) ride a motorcycle

(... is a kind of ride ) ride a bicycle

(... is a kind of ride ) ride in a chariot

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) ride over, along, or through

"Ride the freeways of California"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) sit on and control a vehicle

"He rides his bicycle to work every day" "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) have certain properties when driven

"This car rides smoothly" "My new truck drives well"

Definition 7: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions - [verb of motion]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She never sat a horse!
  • Did you ever ride a camel?
  • The girl liked to drive the young mare

Synonyms for ride in the sense of this definition

(ride is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of ride ) ride on horseback

(... is a kind of ride ) ride (a horse) too hard

(... is a kind of ride ) driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them

"Joe was riding herd during the day"

(... is a kind of ride ) ride better, faster, or further than

"The champion bicyclist outrode all his competitors"

(... is a kind of ride ) cause to move at full gallop

"Did you gallop the horse just now?"

(... is a kind of ride ) cause (a horse) to bound spring forward

(... is a kind of ride ) ride at a cantering pace

"He cantered the horse across the meadow"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) sit on and control a vehicle

"He rides his bicycle to work every day" "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

(ride belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

Definition 8: move like a floating object - [verb of motion]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The moon rode high in the night sky

(ride is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 9: climb up on the body - [verb of motion]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Shorts that ride up
  • This skirt keeps riding up my legs

(ride is a kind of ...) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

Definition 10: sit on and control a vehicle - [verb of motion]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He rides his bicycle to work every day
  • She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town

(ride is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions

"She never sat a horse!" "Did you ever ride a camel?" "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

Definition 11: ride over, along, or through - [verb of motion]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Ride the freeways of California

(ride is a kind of ...) travel upon or across

"travel the oceans"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

Definition 12: continue undisturbed and without interference - [verb of stative]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let it ride

(ride is a kind of ...) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

"Keep on working!" "We continued to work into the night" "Keep smiling" "We went on working until well past midnight"

Definition 13: lie moored or anchored - [verb of stative]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Ship rides at anchor

(ride is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Definition 14: have certain properties when driven - [verb of stative]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This car rides smoothly
  • My new truck drives well

Synonyms for ride in the sense of this definition

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) operate or control a vehicle

"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

(ride has a similar meaning as ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

Definition 15: be sustained or supported or borne - [verb of stative]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His glasses rode high on his nose
  • The child rode on his mother's hips
  • She rode a wave of popularity
  • The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name

(ride is a kind of ...) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

Definition 16: be contingent on - [verb of stative]

Samples where ride or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The outcomes rides on the results of the election
  • Your grade will depends on your homework

Synonyms for ride in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of ride ) be based on; of theories and claims, for example

"What's this new evidence based on?"

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