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English definition of “ride up”

ride up

verb [I/T] phrasal verb with ride  /rɑɪd/ (past tense rode  /roʊd/, past participle ridden  /ˈrɪd·ən/) us  

(CHANGE POSITION)

(of a piece of clothing) to move toward the top of the body: That sweater rides up in the back.

(TRAVEL TOWARD)

to travel toward someone or something on an animal, bicycle, or motorcycle: Julie rode up on a mustang. The boys rode up close to the group, then got off their bikes and walked.
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