Meaning of RIDE in English

RIDE

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bicycle ride

They went for a 50 km bicycle ride.

a bike ride

We used to go for long bike rides in the summer holidays.

a bus ride/journey/trip

It's a 20-minute bus ride into town.

a cab ride (= trip in a cab )

It's only a short cab ride to Georgetown.

a cycle ride (= trip on a bicycle for pleasure )

We went for a 20 km cycle ride.

a rough ride (= a time when you are criticized, opposed etc )

She was given a rough ride by the press.

Though the President pushed the bill through the House of Representatives, it faces a rough ride in the Senate.

a taxi ride

The centre of town is a five minute taxi ride away.

comfortable to wear/use/ride etc

My bike isn’t very comfortable to ride.

football/rugby/riding/ski boots

Take your muddy football boots off before you come inside.

hitch a ride/lift (with sb)

We hitched a ride with a trucker.

park and ride

ridden pillion

Tom had never ridden pillion before.

ride a bicycle

Riding a bicycle is very good exercise.

ride a bike

Her Dad taught her to ride a bike and to drive.

ride a bus American English

It was the first time Craig had ridden a bus downtown by himself.

ride out a storm (= survive it without being damaged )

The Greek fleet had ridden out the storm near Euboia.

ride out the storm (= survive the situation )

Do you think the government will be able to ride out the storm?

riding bareback

He’d been riding bareback all his life.

smooth flight/ride (= a comfortable trip in an airplane or car )

It wasn’t a very smooth ride.

walking/riding/farming etc country

To the east is an area of rich farming country.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

along

When the roadway was finished four of the boys sat on a train to ride along the roadway.

By this time the body count was getting so high, sensible people refused to ride along with us.

Together they rode along in the dark, Tess holding on to Alec.

Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque and a ferry ride along the Bosphorus.

Branch manager Richard Fairhurst took a back seat for the day, as he rode along on the back of a tandem.

He rode along the narrow road towards Emminster and his parents' house.

We hired bicycles and rode along the rutted road to the reserve.

She had been riding along a road with a little girl and Clare's small pony Kizzy on a leading rein.

around

She was riding around town looking for George on his Bay Horse to hear of his encounter with the Dragon.

They put on a bed sheet and ride around trying to get something out of their systems.

She rode around the blazing pyre.

With all that rubber between you and it, it's like riding around in a car and never getting out.

I never rode around bends or up steep hills.

Later, I asked her if she wasn't frightened to ride around like that.

away

Remembering how she had stood on the tower battlements the next morning, watching her knight ride away .

Giving away rides on Air Force One.

They galloped up until they were within shouting distance, exchanged words with Arghatun, and then rode away again.

The prince and the eldest stepsister rode away together.

The group had then ridden away across the river.

As he rides away , the sunset gilds his silhouette.

Tyrion rode away with his army.

As I rode away , I noticed that the front disc brake still faded erratically.

back

The leaders turned and rode back to the inferno of a village.

Knights who had ridden forth under the banner of this leader or that rode back on their own.

They rode back to Kinsai late in the afternoon.

Russell mounted his horse, rode off, and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.

When we're alone, you and I will leave and ride back here to fetch the King.

The master and I rode back to the house that night drunk with joy.

Quickly the king's son mounted his horse again and rode back over forty-nine kingdoms.

They rode back to Queenstown in a silence made steamy by the aftermath of heavy rains.

down

Then advance at the charge, in line abreast, and ride down the usurper's camp.

The kids are allowed to ride down if they want the thrill of the elevator ride.

He was ridden down before he could reach the comparative safety of his parsonage at Yateley.

Grant rode down to the river to exchange congratulations with Admiral Porter on their joint victory.

As they rode down the village, George noted how clean and tidy it was.

We rode down in a limousine, my first time in a limousine.

Next day, as Ginger was ridden down the same road, he saw that the bins were still there.

The crested helmet of the warrior gleamed in dawn sun and he turned and rode down on Tallis.

home

We rode home through a brilliant day smelling of primroses.

On the long ride home they did not talk much.

We were glad to know that the little boy was allowed to ride home with the others.

On the train ride home , Mr Tanaka sat stone-faced, as if he could not hear the complaining around him.

Five Joan rode home , her heart heavy as lead.

And you expect me to ride home like that?

On the 10-rouble bus ride home , approaching the industrial glare of the night city, we retreat into contemplation.

But Will caught a fever and then rode home through the cold spring rain.

in

She performed with great natural charm in a television interview and marvelled at all the stretch-limousines she rode in.

He wants to ride in on pop so we can't ignore him.

Antley has won the past five stakes he has ridden in .

He's just ridden in from London, and his lady's here to meet him.

The rain had stopped but the mosquitoes were out in alarming numbers and there was no jeep to ride in.

The Steam Tank is also very uncomfortable to ride in .

After another hour of waiting and riding in the vehicle followed.

off

Then another man picked me up, swung me in front of him and we rode off .

Russell mounted his horse, rode off , and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.

Ramsay was the first to ride off , with an unknown but substantial following, north-about round the town's broken-down walling.

He looked about him, for once strangely ill at ease, disconcerted to learn that she had ridden off ahead of him.

At the time, however, rejected again, he bade farewell and, dejected, rode off .

Anyway, they're always falling off riding across country and they know how to fall.

He climbs up, rescues her, they ride off together.

on

Next morning, with no sign of the Earl, they rode on to Berwick.

We rode on , and I got out at the first stop sign and walked back.

Unfortunately as the blocks reached the wall at either side they could not ride on or off at the ends.

We rode on to Safford, hit a bar and had a hell of a good time.

With three blocks removed, it was just the right length for riding on at one end and off at the other.

General Pemberton rode on himself....

After it's been dished out the paymasters ride on to take the pay to the men cutting down the forest.

The thirteen men moved closer together as they rode on .

out

Together they ride out into the country.

He lay on the track for five minutes before being rescued by two friends who were also out riding .

He hunkered down and rode out the storm.

So, at half-past eleven that night, Sapt and I rode out to the house in New Avenue.

No estimates were available on the number of residents who had chosen to ride out the storm.

It needs to ride out the storms of adverse publicity.

Administrative force and nerve were not lacking, and the constitutional government managed to ride out the storm.

over

I rode over to Cherry Street and looked at the houses.

Drifting out of an open window, riding over a choppy bassline, comes the distinctive voice of Omar.

George rode over and roped him.

Movie star Tom Mix, filming on location in nearby Bishop, rode over with a mariachi band and joined the party.

The scheme involves trial riding over a series of obstacles.

As their carriage went by, Nora smiling, Sarah aghast, Flynn came riding over .

roughshod

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

up

Her nightgown had ridden up around her waist, and she enjoyed feeling his hard, muscular legs entwined around hers.

I took a horse and rode up .

There was a female slave working outside, but when Burun rode up she did not even raise her head.

So we decide to ride up to Graveyard Lake to see about getting some ducks, or maybe a moose.

Colberg rode up as hundreds of people - women, children, men - ran out of the woods along the riverbank upstream.

He rode up and down Main Street twice, circled the war monument and checked the lot behind the post office.

The Supports are comfortable, they do not ride up or slip down and are suitable for all racket sports.

They rode up in the elevator again.

■ NOUN

bicycle

We hired bicycles and rode along the rutted road to the reserve.

I panicked too, and without a moment's hesitation mounted the bicycle and tried to ride away on it.

bike

From a safe distance he saw him rev up a motor bike and ride away.

Kerry was on his older bike , riding between Ronny Taskin and Alistair in the vanguard of a flock of other boys.

They took the bike then and rode along the coast to Blakeney.

I'd been down the prom on my bike , and was riding up the posh part to our street.

One after the other, Nat, Aldo, Jimmy and Ben got on to their bikes and rode off.

With news like that, you can understand him wanting to get his leg over an old bike and ride all night.

bus

On the 10-rouble bus ride home, approaching the industrial glare of the night city, we retreat into contemplation.

car

Few cars ride and handle so well, even fewer offer such good value for money.

The Indianapolis resident also admitted using marijuana during an afternoon car ride last spring with two other midshipmen.

crest

She rode on a great crest of spittle, from one tongue, one watery taste, to another.

Chiseled into the first was the outline of a boat riding the crest of a wave.

Lois was riding the crest of it.

Its literacy struggle rode the crest of revolution.

Booker Washington, riding a crest of popularity, taunted Turner with statistics.

horse

I took a horse and rode up.

The race could have been laid on especially for that horse you rode before.

Russell mounted his horse , rode off, and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.

For a few minutes, Hope thought of saddling up a horse and riding the eight miles up to Keswick.

Every horse ridden into the fight, my own among them, was dead.

The sun, being creative and horse riding .

A big dray horse might be suited to haul a coal wagon, a more delicate saddle horse to recreational riding .

horses

Anxiety in the horse has many other unfortunate side effects besides the obvious problems of handling and riding such horses .

Jane had never been known for fights with teachers or desires to ride too many horses .

We could have hiked, taken four-wheel-drive excursions, ridden horses , signed up for diving instruction.

I love to see thern around the place, riding their horses , wearing ties, shooting in their tweeds.

One minute we were riding our horses , the next we were surrounded by five villains intent on murder.

They were always represented as riding splendid snow-white horses , but Homer distinguishes Castor above Pollux for horsemanship.

He had ridden eight of their horses , and studied videos with anyone who asked.

I had a ten-speed bike, and there were kids here who rode their horses to school.

storm

It needs to ride out the storms of adverse publicity.

He hunkered down and rode out the storm .

Overall, use of search is now widespread enough to enable search firms to ride out storms in specific sectors.

No estimates were available on the number of residents who had chosen to ride out the storm .

Nirvana Inc battened down the hatches and made to ride out the storm .

Roosevelt rode out the storm by stressing the temporary nature of the deal.

A high number of singular military displays more than took up the slack, riding a post- Desert Storm popularity wave.

Administrative force and nerve were not lacking, and the constitutional government managed to ride out the storm .

train

When the roadway was finished four of the boys sat on a train to ride along the roadway.

We had seen the little underground train which congressmen rode and we had visited one of our senators in his office.

On the train ride home, Mr Tanaka sat stone-faced, as if he could not hear the complaining around him.

We decide to spend the day in Osaka, a thirty-minute train ride from our apartment.

wave

He rode women the way he rode waves .

However the early reports from the surfers has been that conditions for riding the waves have actually improved.

Despite this the finale still manages to ride on a wave bigger than any individual personality, bigger than the music itself.

On weekends, this connoisseur of contemporary language stations himself on the couch, clicker in hand, riding the on-air waves .

At the end of the day, who cares if they're boogie boarding off Newquay or riding big waves in Scarborough?

Rex later commented on how smoothly she rode out the waves .

winner

During his racing career he rode 1,544 winners .

During the subsequent week, she had ridden three winners , only one of which was for Bill Templeman.

Russell's loss was Marcus Gorman's gain, as the 28-year-old stockbroker was riding his first ever winner .

Editors love riding a winner into the ground.

Collectively they rode four winners , six seconds, and two thirds from a total of 34 rides.

■ VERB

learn

A favourite place was Newbeggin-in-Teesdale where they stayed at a farm and where he learned to ride .

Students may remember their early failures in learning to ride a bike or a skateboard, or learning to swim.

He looked about him, for once strangely ill at ease, disconcerted to learn that she had ridden off ahead of him.

I need help learning how to to ride it and I want to show my friends that I know how.

Eventually she learned to ride with the help of a neighbour.

Once he learned to ride his gains and cut his losses, he never looked back.

She would not have had time to learn to ride a bicycle once refugees and partisans started coming to the house.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bumpy ride/time

Euro Disney had a bumpy ride as the market digested its results, sinking to a low of 813p down 35p.

It had been a bumpy ride, through the tail end of a thunderstorm.

It is therefore going to be, at best, a bumpy ride.

It was the same man who had jostled her repeatedly during a bumpy ride on the Lexington Avenue Express subway.

Since the programme was announced in 1998, like previous eradication campaigns, it has had a bumpy ride.

The plant had had a bumpy ride since Cellatex was sold off by the chemicals giant Rhne-Poulenc in 1991.

be on/riding the crest of a wave

get/take a free ride

Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?

The company got a free ride on just about everything.

ride roughshod over sb/sth

Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.

He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.

I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.

In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.

ride/sit side-saddle

walk/ride etc abreast

Corbett and Ranulf, riding abreast , stopped and gazed at the chaos.

If there are six people walking abreast there is little chance that they will create an avenue for you to go through.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Riding a motorcycle is safer than riding a scooter.

After you've been riding a bike all day, you're really glad to reach your campsite.

Bicyclists should ride on the right side of the street.

His teammates are still riding him about striking out.

I ride a bicycle to work every day.

Louise taught her kids to ride and rope on the ranch.

The kayak rode the waves gently.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Corporate executives got ready to ride the coming demographic wave.

He used to be ridden in a twisted mouthpiece double bridle and yet still he was very strong.

I've been riding this horse for a couple of years now and he never lets me down.

On weekends, this connoisseur of contemporary language stations himself on the couch, clicker in hand, riding the on-air waves.

The rain had stopped but the mosquitoes were out in alarming numbers and there was no jeep to ride in.

They rode through spring - it took two hours or so - and entered summer.

We still ride hard and take no prisoners.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bumpy

A bumpy , shaky ride back across Paris.

It was the same man who had jostled her repeatedly during a bumpy ride on the Lexington Avenue Express subway.

Since the programme was announced in 1998, like previous eradication campaigns, it has had a bumpy ride .

Emma took us all on a bumpy buggy ride over to the second stage, until it was confiscated by security.

It had been a bumpy ride , through the tail end of a thunderstorm.

The plant had had a bumpy ride since Cellatex was sold off by the chemicals giant Rhne-Poulenc in 1991.

Euro Disney had a bumpy ride as the market digested its results, sinking to a low of 813p down 35p.

The Education Department also moved quickly from November 1983, having had a particularly bumpy ride at the hands of the media.

comfortable

The hydraulics, in theory, separate the chassis from the body to provide firm suspension yet a comfortable ride .

In fact, the comfortable ride was our most pleasant surprise.

And in both cars passengers will get a firm comfortable ride .

The six-cylinder model has a firmer and lower suspension, though it still produces a comfortable ride .

Springing was provided only on the bolsters and above the axle boxes giving a comfortable ride but a tendency to roll.

The unusually smooth driveline and comfortable ride add to a general sense of well-being.

easy

Even if she manages to get through her first probationary year, life is not an easy ride for full members either.

Sweeping views of the South Bay, incredible birdwatching, and an easy ride along a stream.

They remind us that we are not called to an easy ride over the waves during our lifetime.

Gazza makes his Lazio debut against his old club and his Tottenham pals aren't going to give him an easy ride .

Holly's easy ride was over.

It has not been an easy ride , however.

Unlike the United States secretary of state, Colin Powell, last month, the president was given an exceptionally easy ride .

free

Because as part of their battle plan the taxi drivers are offering them free rides .

It is still acting as if Democrats offer a free ride to Medicare reform and the Republicans a drive over the cliff.

Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?

Taking the patriarchal code literally, however, gives Kelly Flinn a free ride on coveting.

Working Locomotive in the South Yard - Free rides for everyone!

The company got a free ride on just about everything.

Formal inauguration ceremonies are planned for December 17 followed by free rides over the December 18-19 weekend.

But even those that match expectations get no free ride .

good

Definitely the place to go after a good bike ride .

It should have been a good ride downtown, through his city.

Fit the 7.50x 16 as fitted to 110 for a better ride and tyre life from the radial tyres.

A brass ring is good for another ride .

Turning down two good , last-minute rides at Kempton in order to be a lad.

Riders may be separated only by seconds, but a good prologue ride is a valuable psychological boost.

It is their first one, but no jockey could have a better ride .

All the good rides went to younger amateur gentlemen.

long

The long car ride through the cold night woods flowed back into his mind.

How could a longer ride be less stressful than a shorter one?

They arranged to come that way again next Sunday and then turned their horses eastwards for the long ride home.

Some have long bus rides to and from school, and are exhausted by the end of the day.

The clever Ephron has taken him for a very long ride indeed.

Mutual anger surmounts mutual embarrassment through the rest of the long dark carriage ride .

It was hailed as the longest ride , but Duke was convinced a still longer ride was possible.

We wound up taking him for long rides in the car to settle him down.

rough

Goodwin's letter was given a predictably rough ride by the liberationist press.

But history says Bill Clinton may be in for a rough ride .

Well, it's turned out not so badly, he thought, although it's been a rough ride .

Even after the Renaissance and the rebirth of learning had reached these shores ears were still having a rough ride .

He felt cold, his arms and legs aching from the rough ride of the previous day.

He cheered Tory backbenchers, but they predicted that the Chancellor could also face a rough ride unless the plan works.

Any member on a committee to which Karl Barth belonged had a rough ride .

short

It was a rare family that even bothered to take the short bus ride to the sea.

On advertised steaming days, trains are operating every half hour between 11.00 and 17.30 with short rides in the station yard.

Seclusion is at hand a short train ride from Zurich, whose airport handles sleek business jets in nearly any weather.

The larger town of Keszthely, on Lake Balaton, is a short bus ride away from Heviz and easily reached.

The resort is a short bus ride away and shops and cafés are nearby.

Easily Accessible: Craiglynn is situated in a quiet residential area but within a short bus ride of the centre of Aberdeen.

smooth

By later standards they were rather slow cars, but the trucks gave a smooth ride on straight track.

Please give my compliments to Captain Tynes, and thank him for the smooth ride .

All the rail joints would be welded by the Thermit process, to give a smooth ride throughout.

Fifty years later, it provides a remarkably smooth and engrossing ride to its tragic destination.

Re-designed suspension both front and rear, together with pendulum engine mounts ensure a smooth and quiet ride for Safrane's occupants.

As far as home openers go, there have been smoother rides .

It is expected to be a smooth ride for the bill from here.

wild

It's a wild ride , man, a wild ride!

We were plowing through the bush to help, and it was a wild ride .

It's a wild ride , man, a wild ride!

The result was a wild emotional roller-coaster ride for all of us.

I was with the team every night, and it was a wild , fantastic ride .

In short, get ready for another wild ride on the information highway in 1997.

While semiconductors and Internet stocks reflected the wild ride for technology stocks, banking stocks displayed powerful consistency throughout the year.

We are just giving up the wild ride .

■ NOUN

bicycle

The intrepid four took part in a gruelling sponsored 50-mile bicycle ride .

That's quite a bicycle ride .

bike

Definitely the place to go after a good bike ride .

Arrangements are made, other kids plan on joining them, and excitedly they organize a group bike ride for that evening.

It was a nine mile bike ride but it was worth it.

We had plenty of time to take a bike ride or walk after dinner, before it got dark.

Ten tokens meant a bike ride round the park with one of his parents.

Ramsey, who grew up in a quirky Pennsylvania family, went for a long bike ride in August 1968.

My parents encouraged me to jump rope, bike ride , play kick-the-can and tetherball.

boat

The most romantic boat ride is by gondola.

Some outings include short train, cable-car or boat rides .

It is just five yards from the Grand Canal and a picturesque 20-minute boat ride from St Mark's.

The boat ride to the park from the fishing village Labuan is seven hours on hard wooden seats.

You could take ski boat rides , but you had to keep going in a circle to the right.

You can take boat rides , walk the wharf or picnic along the rivers' grassy banks.

Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began, can be toured after a boat ride from the city.

bus

It was a rare family that even bothered to take the short bus ride to the sea.

Some have long bus rides to and from school, and are exhausted by the end of the day.

But on the bus ride home he resolved to do one thing.

It also gave Catholic a chance for its first bus ride to a game when it plays at Widener.

The larger town of Keszthely, on Lake Balaton, is a short bus ride away from Heviz and easily reached.

He is working with filmmaker Aaron Yamaguchi on a documentary about SlamAmerica, a poetry bus ride across the country.

No one carries more than about $ 1, enough for a train or bus ride and a phone call.

They will fly to Buffalo, then take a two-hour bus ride to Olean.

cab

Which was a right drag - Kensal Green was a quid cab ride from the West End which was within my pocket.

One seemed to think I wanted a cab ride , but I pointed to my car.

car

The long car ride through the cold night woods flowed back into his mind.

C., were penalized for catching a car ride to the end.

From the village, a 10-minute cable car ride delivers you to the slopes.

He could not remember when he had enjoyed a car ride more.

Like children looking for a game to play during a long car ride , Boynes shouted to his driver, Spec.

cycle

A number of Farnham members rode in the Farnham to Winchester and back 53-mile reliability cycle ride.

The sponsored cycle ride for Darnley Miners came and went.

It may be just a gentle daily stroll or cycle ride or something much more strenuous.

I still left Winston Street every morning for the long cycle ride through town and up the Banbury Road.

A cycle ride , walk or swim at least three times a week will boost your circulation and help maintain a healthy bloom.

home

They arranged to come that way again next Sunday and then turned their horses eastwards for the long ride home .

Within half an hour they were filing back on to a bus for the three-hour ride home .

On the train ride home , the compartment no longer seemed like a compact travelling home.

Dave took a nap on the ride home .

Their gathering for the bus ride home is often the occasion for a racial attack.

He was given the silent treatment during the wagon ride home .

At that point, even a 3, 000-mile plane ride home into relentless headwinds almost seemed preferable to Vancouver.

Keep leftovers only if there is enough ice or frozen gel remaining to keep them cool for the ride home .

sleigh

If you prefer leaving the driving to some one else, a sleigh ride may be in order.

taxi

The centre is a thirty minute walk or a five minute taxi ride away.

She says did you enjoy your taxi ride ?

train

This train ride felt like that - except that the station wouldn't have saved him from the nightmare.

Lethamhill is in the town of Helensburgh, a half-hour train ride from Glasgow.

A long train ride to an owl called Maggie.

Seclusion is at hand a short train ride from Zurich, whose airport handles sleek business jets in nearly any weather.

The 75-ton monster was spotted by staff at Three Bridges station, a short train ride from busy Gatwick Airport.

I mean, a chump who spends an entire three-hour train ride returning voice mail?

Vernazza is nearest - a short train ride or lovely hour-and-a-half walk away - appearing like an unexpected vision as you approach.

It is smaller and more refined than its sister city, a 21-hour train ride to the south.

■ VERB

catch

Each had caught his share of rides .

I caught a ride as far as Columbus, then hitched to Athens.

C., were penalized for catching a car ride to the end.

The next morning, all bandaged up, I stuck out my thumb and caught a ride to Tay Ninh.

enjoy

But it wasn't just the surfers who enjoyed the ride , the canoeists had a great day out too.

Next you rocket through space mountain, which you enjoy more than any ride you have ever whizzed through.

She would probably have enjoyed the ride in Dunbar's big Bentley.

On Steamdays visitors can enjoy rides in the 1930s steam trains and see the activities of a steam locomotive depot.

There's plenty of time to enjoy the ride and time to show off some skill and control.

A cool but bright autumn day promised, and at any other time Isabel would have enjoyed the ride .

By midmorning the park was already lively with families enjoying thrill rides and grilled bratwurst.

We can be confident, as the anarchy gets under way, that we will enjoy the ride .

get

Maybe she would relish a return and revel in her celebrity as the girl who got the helicopter ride .

He often scored free tickets and would get rides to the shows from the fans.

Most stable-lads would have counted themselves lucky even to get a ride let alone to win a race.

The company got a free ride on just about everything.

Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?

The ones whose children drive themselves or get a ride with friends for their rare appearances at the pool.

And in both cars passengers will get a firm comfortable ride .

We got a ride on a truck that bounced along the dusty road to the village.

give

Goodwin's letter was given a predictably rough ride by the liberationist press.

By later standards they were rather slow cars, but the trucks gave a smooth ride on straight track.

The murderer may have been somebody he picked up to give a ride to.

All the rail joints would be welded by the Thermit process, to give a smooth ride throughout.

He gives her rides on his bicycle to help her with her schemes.

We are just giving up the wild ride .

go

Lord knows where they're heading, but you really should go along for the ride .

We know some kids who go on these rides all the time.

I felt like going for a ride and when I saw you take horse I followed, seeking companionship.

Minnesota boy, 10, goes for joy ride Fridley, Minn.

But do members just go along for the ride ?

Want to go for a ride ?

He practically invited you to go for a ride in his car.

Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride .

hitch

Unable to sleep, I hitched a ride up the road to the start.

We had hitched a ride with an armored unit, 6 Patton tanks.

He worked on farms to pay for food and hitched a ride wherever he could.

The soldier hitched a ride on the boat with the youngest princess and her prince.

Edward paddled across the river to the highway, hitched a ride into town and bought back beer.

He'd hitched a ride from a 1950s hearse.

Explore the ruins. Hitch a ride in the van to canoe in Laguna Verde.

offer

Because as part of their battle plan the taxi drivers are offering them free rides .

It is still acting as if Democrats offer a free ride to Medicare reform and the Republicans a drive over the cliff.

Simply scour playgrounds for bullied, spectacled children and offer a ride around the park in exchange for pocket money.

They offer neighbors rides to hospitals, to services.

Now cops will concentrate on visiting biker meets and offering assessment rides and general handling advice.

It offers ride , resort and restaurant reviews, trivia and newsy updates.

In the early afternoon a farmer stopped his wagon and offered Jimmy a ride .

H., has been offering day rides since the 1970s.

take

The drinking public was now aware they were being taken for a ride by the brewing barons.

Nicola explodes with anger when she discovers stud boss Andrew has been taking her for a ride .

The tour includes lunch at the Grand Hotel and guests take a carriage ride on Mackinac Island.

They claim they've been taken for a ride .

We had plenty of time to take a bike ride or walk after dinner, before it got dark.

Read in studio A glider pilot is trying to popularise a new aerial sport by taking people for free rides .

You can take boat rides , walk the wharf or picnic along the rivers' grassy banks.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bumpy ride/time

Euro Disney had a bumpy ride as the market digested its results, sinking to a low of 813p down 35p.

It had been a bumpy ride, through the tail end of a thunderstorm.

It is therefore going to be, at best, a bumpy ride.

It was the same man who had jostled her repeatedly during a bumpy ride on the Lexington Avenue Express subway.

Since the programme was announced in 1998, like previous eradication campaigns, it has had a bumpy ride.

The plant had had a bumpy ride since Cellatex was sold off by the chemicals giant Rhne-Poulenc in 1991.

be on/riding the crest of a wave

catch a ride

Can I catch a ride with you?

I caught a ride as far as Columbus, then hitched to Athens.

Maybe I should call her and catch a ride with you.

The next morning, all bandaged up, I stuck out my thumb and caught a ride to Tay Ninh.

get/take a free ride

Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?

The company got a free ride on just about everything.

ride roughshod over sb/sth

Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.

He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.

I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.

In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.

ride/sit side-saddle

walk/ride etc abreast

Corbett and Ranulf, riding abreast , stopped and gazed at the chaos.

If there are six people walking abreast there is little chance that they will create an avenue for you to go through.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rollercoaster ride

He pretended to be asleep for the entire two hour ride .

It's a two-hour ride to the Canadian border.

On the car ride back from the airport he told her all about his trip.

She took me to see the horse and asked if I wanted to go for a ride .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Beyond a quieter plane ride , NoiseBuster is said to lessen the effects of jet lag.

His progress since has been steady, his number of rides has increased.

In short, get ready for another wild ride on the information highway in 1997.

Minnesota boy, 10, goes for joy ride Fridley, Minn.

With three air-force pilots along for the ride , James flew along a railroad track bordered by tall trees.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.