Definition of ridden
1 : harassed, oppressed, or obsessed by —usually used in combination guilt-ridden debt-ridden
2 : excessively full of or supplied with —usually used in combination slum-ridden
Recent Examples of ridden from the Web
With an improved, yet already injury-ridden offensive line, and enough talent at the skill positions, Stafford is poised for another nice season.
Rusted water towers and cars, small abandoned homes with sagging roofs and peeling paint, barren fields covered in yellowish grass and tetanus-ridden wire fences—everything about Battlegrounds suggests death and ruin.
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are gradually returning to their respective communities, many of which remain bullet-ridden ruins and unsafe for farming.
Baby Driver lives with an old and wheelchair-ridden black man who is also hearing- and speech-impaired.
Evan Turner was paid a whopping $70 million over four years, as was the injury-ridden Joakim Noah.
The ten places where childhood was found to be most threatened were overwhelmingly conflict-ridden, impoverished countries in Central and West Africa.
Officers found the bullet-ridden body of Zachary Gaunt, of Pilesgrove Township, Salem County, on the 300 block of Royden Street around 7 a.m., the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Enter Mercer Mann, a young, debt-ridden novelist with serious writer’s block and family ties to Camino Island and the resort town of Santa Rosa.
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First Known Use of ridden
RIDDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ridden for English Language Learners
: filled with or containing something unpleasant or unwanted
RIDDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of ridden for Students
: extremely concerned with or burdened by guilt-ridden poverty-ridden
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