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ride

verb [I/T]  /rɑɪd/ (past tense rode  /roʊd/, past participle ridden  /ˈrɪd·ən/) us  
to sit on a horse, bicycle, etc. and travel on it while controlling its movements, or to travel in a vehicle, such as a car, bus, or train: [I] I ride to work on my bike. [T] We rode the subway from Coney Island to the Bronx. To ride someone is to criticize someone, esp. to forcefully persuade that person to do more or to do what you want: [T] Your boss rides you much too hard.

ride

noun [C]  /rɑɪd/ us  
a trip on an animal or bicycle, etc., or in a vehicle: It’s a short bus ride to the airport. A ride is also a machine in an amusement park which spins or moves people for entertainment: My favorite ride is the Ferris wheel.
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