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English definition of “ride”


verb     /raɪd/ (rode, ridden)
A1 [I or T] to sit on a horse or a bicycle and travel along on it controlling its movements : I learned to ride a bike when I was six. I ride my bicycle to work . I ride to work on my bicycle . The hunters came riding by/past on their horses . He rides well/ badly (= he can ride horses well/ badly ).Horse ridingHorse racingJourneysTravelling A2 [I or T] to travel in a vehicle , such as a car , bus , or train : mainly US We rode the train from San Diego to Portland. He doesn't have a car so he rides to work on the bus .Travelling [T] US to try to control someone and force them to work : Your boss is riding you much too hard at the moment .Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of ride verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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