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Middle English riden, Old English rīdan, from Germanic *ridanan, from Indo-European *reidh-. Cognate with Dutch rijden, German reiten, Swedish rida; and (from Indo-European) with Welsh rhwyddhau ‘hurry’.
Third person singular
- To transport oneself with a bicycle, a horse.
- To sit on and control an animal for sport or recreation.
- To be carried or supported by (something with momentum).
- (lacrosse) To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackmen.
- To copulate on, have sexual intercourse with (a woman).
- ride bareback
- ride herd on
- ride one's luck
- ride roughshod over
- ride shotgun
- ride tall in the saddle
- ride the pine
- ride with the punches
- An instance of riding.
- Can I have a ride on your bike?
- Informal: A vehicle.
- That is a nice ride you are driving.
- An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
- A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
- Can you give me a ride?
ride f. (plural rides)
- third-person singular indicative present of ridere
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