ride Definition

  • 1to sit on and control the movement of an animal, especially a horse, or a bicycle, motorcycle, or vehicle
  • 2to travel in a vehicle that someone else is driving
  • 3to experience a strong feeling or emotion

Using ride: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ride" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She loves to ride her bike in the park.

  • Example

    I rode a horse for the first time last weekend.

  • Example

    Can I ride with you to the airport?

  • Example

    He rode his luck and won the game.

  • Example

    She rode out the storm with her family.

ride Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for ride

Idioms Using ride

  • to allow a situation to continue without trying to change it


    I know it's not perfect, but let's just let it ride for now.

  • to participate in something without having a particular plan or reason for doing so


    I didn't really want to go to the concert, but I went along for the ride.

  • to do something that is exciting, dangerous, or unconventional


    She decided to take a ride on the wild side and try bungee jumping.

Phrases with ride

  • to sit in the front passenger seat of a car


    I'll drive, you ride shotgun.

  • to deceive or cheat someone


    Don't trust him, he's known for taking people for a ride.

  • to be successful or popular


    The company is riding high after their latest product launch.


Summary: ride in Brief

The verb 'ride' [raɪd] means to control the movement of an animal, vehicle, or bicycle, or to travel in a vehicle driven by someone else. It can also mean experiencing a strong emotion. Phrases like 'ride shotgun' and idioms like 'let something ride' are common. 'Ride high' means to be successful or popular, while 'take someone for a ride' means to deceive or cheat someone.

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