Meaning of RIDE in English

RIDE

I.

noun

1 in a vehicle, on a horse, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ long , short

We have a long ~ ahead of us tomorrow.

▪ leisurely

We went for a leisurely ~ along the canal.

▪ comfortable , easy , smooth ( all often figurative )

The new legislation did not have a smooth ~ through Parliament.

▪ bumpy , rough , uncomfortable

It was a bumpy ~ along the farm track.

The new teacher was given a rough ~ by the class. ( figurative )

▪ wild

He took her for a wild ~ on the back of his motorcycle.

▪ fun

▪ free

The rats hitch a free ~ on ships.

▪ bike , bus , cab , car , cycle ( BrE ), subway ( AmE ), taxi , train , etc.

▪ boat , ferry , plane

▪ camel , donkey , pony , etc.

VERB + RIDE

▪ have , take

Visitors can take a ~ on a miniature train.

▪ go for

She's gone for a ~ on her bike.

▪ enjoy

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

The ~ from our house to my parents' takes about an hour.

▪ ~ to

2 at a fair

ADJECTIVE

▪ amusement ( esp. AmE ), amusement-park , carnival ( esp. AmE ), fairground ( esp. BrE ), funfair ( BrE ), helter-skelter ( BrE ), roller-coaster , white-knuckle

The day had been a roller-coaster ~ of emotions. ( figurative )

VERB + RIDE

▪ go on

I went on every ~ in the amusement park.

3 ( AmE ) free ride in a car, etc. ⇨ See also ↑ lift

ADJECTIVE

▪ free

VERB + RIDE

▪ get

She hitched a ~ to the station.

▪ ask for , bum ( informal ), catch , get , hitch , thumb

I managed to hitch a ~ with someone going in my direction.

▪ need , want

▪ give sb , offer sb

▪ accept

PHRASES

▪ a ~ back , a ~ home

He gave me a ~ home after the party.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ fast , hard

They rode hard all night.

▪ slowly

▪ well

▪ steadily

▪ bareback , side-saddle

It was strange to ~ in a saddle after riding bareback for so many years.

▪ around , away , back , home , off , on , out , over , past

At the end of the movie they ~ off into the sunset.

▪ together

VERB + RIDE

▪ learn to

▪ teach sb to , teach sb how to

PREPOSITION

▪ along , down , from , on , through , to , up , etc.

We were riding along a dusty trail.

PHRASES

▪ go horseback riding ( AmE ), go riding

Ride is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ jockey , ↑ passenger

Ride is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ bicycle , ↑ bike , ↑ bus , ↑ cycle , ↑ donkey , ↑ elevator , ↑ escalator , ↑ ferry , ↑ horse , ↑ luck , ↑ mile , ↑ motorcycle , ↑ mule , ↑ pillion , ↑ pony , ↑ sled , ↑ subway , ↑ surf , ↑ tide , ↑ trail , ↑ train , ↑ trolley , ↑ wave

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