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English definition of “ride”

ride

noun   /rɑɪd/
A2 a trip in a car or train, or on a bus: a long bus ride Can I give you a ride to the station? I’m getting a ride with Steve to the baseball game (= he is driving me there).
B1 a trip riding a bicycle, motorcycle, or horse: He went out for a ride on his bicycle.
B1 a machine at a fair that moves people up and down, around in circles, etc. as they sit in it: She wanted me to go on a ride with her.
(Definition of ride noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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