a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
"he took the family for a drive in his new car"
a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
"She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"
bait, devolve on, turn on, hinge on, tease, hinge upon, pose, drive, depend on, depend upon, baby-sit, cod, sit around, posture, tantalise, sit, mount, model, rag, razz, taunt, seat, twit, sit down, tantalize, rally
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
"I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
continue undisturbed and without interference
"Let it ride"
move like a floating object
"The moon rode high in the night sky"
tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)
harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
sit, depend on, get at, reproof, mobilise, chide, bait, rile, dun, cod, razz, crucify, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, mobilize, devil, drive, badger, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat up, gull, trounce, tease, taunt, fool, berate, chew up, rebound, lecture, drum up, nark, rag, depend upon, card, torment, tease apart, dress down, irritate, tantalize, rally, befool, turn on, come up, remonstrate, hinge on, mount, pester, call up, take in, jaw, rebuke, nettle, fluff, vex, beleaguer, lambast, dupe, put on, bother, gravel, take to task, muster up, devolve on, summon, bawl out, slang, muster, call on the carpet, twit, put one across, loosen, have words, put one over, chafe, scold, call down, hinge upon, bug
be sustained or supported or borne
"His glasses rode high on his nose"; "The child rode on his mother's hips"; "She rode a wave of popularity"; "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"
have certain properties when driven
"This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
tug, force back, sit, get, tease, ram, depend upon, tantalise, take, rally, repel, hinge on, turn on, aim, drive, depend on, devolve on, hinge upon, labour, motor, razz, push, tantalize, repulse, cod, taunt, rag, labor, mount, force, push back, bait, twit, beat back
depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon(verb)
be contingent on
"The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"
rely upon, trip out, excite, drive, get off, sit, trip, tease, depend upon, commove, agitate, tantalise, cod, rally, hinge on, turn on, arouse, sex, depend on, devolve on, hinge upon, bait, razz, charge, tantalize, charge up, rouse, taunt, rag, wind up, mount, switch on, twit, rely on
lie moored or anchored
"Ship rides at anchor"
sit on and control a vehicle
"He rides his bicycle to work every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
climb up on the body
"Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
ride over, along, or through
"Ride the freeways of California"
keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
"Don't ride the clutch!"
"The bull was riding the cow"
rise, bait, devolve on, turn on, hinge on, bestride, tease, hinge upon, mount up, drive, climb on, depend on, depend upon, put on, climb, cod, hop on, tantalise, jump on, climb up, sit, mount, wax, rag, go up, razz, taunt, twit, get on, tantalize, rally
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot (2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE.
See synonyms for DRAW.
Drive to market; to despair; drive into exile; from one's presence; out of the city; drive by, with, or under the lash; drive by or past beautiful estates; along the beach; beside the river; through the park; across the field; around the square; to the door; into the barn; out of the sunshine.
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How to use ride in a sentence?
I'm now 80 and I'm just another actor and that's fine with me. I've had a hell of a ride, i have a nice house. I haven't got a palace, a mansion, but a pretty nice, comfortable home. I've raised a bunch of kids and sent them all to school, and they're all doing well. All the people that are close to me are reasonably healthy and happy. Listen, that's as much as anybody can hope for in life.
People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness, you should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
I think next week will be a better week than we saw this week; hopefully the momentum carries forward, but I think it is still going to be a very choppy ride in 2016.
It’s been heartbreaking and a rollercoaster ride for our family, it’s a lot to process and it all happened so fast. We are still trying to grasp what is going on.
It was unbelievable. With 300 meters to go I still thought I would get second and then I saw her dying. To win like this... it was a tough ride, but beautiful `, the gap going into the descent was really small and Anna is also a really good descender, but I always keep believing and keep on thinking that anything is possible and never give up. That was really important today.
Translations for ride
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- ry, ritAfrikaans
- ركوب, ركب, آليّة, يمتطيArabic
- cavalcar, muntarCatalan, Valencian
- jet, jízdaCzech
- ꙗхатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- teithio, beicio, lifft, marchogaeth, mynd ar (gefn) beic, myndWelsh
- køre, ride, ridtDanish
- fahren, Fahrt, reitenGerman
- cabalgar, autoestop, medio de transporte, montar, raitSpanish
- سواری کردن, راندنPersian
- krymppääntyä, kulkea, menopeli, ajo, ajaa, riippua, kärrypolku, vinoilla, kyyti, ratsastaa, kärrytie, ärsyttää, ratsutie, panna, laite, vittuilla, kuljettaa, roikkua, rassi, ajeluFinnish
- rouler, monter, bagnole, conduireFrench
- rideWestern Frisian
- הַסָּעָה, נָסַע, רָכַב, רֶכֶב, טְרֶמְפּ, סִיבוּבHebrew
- सवार होनाHindi
- autóz, lovagolHungarian
- macchina, giro, giostra, auto, corsaItalian
- 乗る, 乗せるJapanese
- [[말, 타다, 승마Korean
- važiuoti, keliauti, jotiLithuanian
- braukt, jātLatvian
- ride, kjøre, riNorwegian
- kjøyre, riNorwegian Nynorsk
- carango, pegar, andada, cavalgar, boleia, atração, carona, possante, levar, passeio, volta, [[andar]] [[de]]Portuguese
- поездка, прокати́ться, ката́ться, пое́хать, подво́з, ката́ние, езда́, пое́здка, еха́ть, поката́ться, катание, езда, е́здитьRussian
- cuadhigai, caddicare, caddigare, cadhicare, cadhigareSardinian
- voziti, jezditi, jahatiSlovene
- palamaSouthern Sotho
- skjuts, åka, ridaSwedish
- sürmek, binmekTurkish
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