ride a/the wave of

Definition of ride a/the wave of

:to experience a time when many people share a strong feeling or attitude about something at the same time
  • a time when the mayor was still riding a wave of public approval

Word by Word Definitions

ride play
  1. : to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs

  2. : to travel in or on a conveyance

  3. : to travel as if on a conveyance : be borne

  1. : an act of riding

  2. : a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding

  3. : any of various mechanical devices (as at an amusement park) for riding on

wave play
  1. : to motion with the hands or with something held in them in signal or salute

  2. : to float, play, or shake in an air current : move loosely to and fro : flutter

  3. : to move in waves : heave

  1. : a moving ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid (as of the sea)

  2. : open water

  3. : a shape or outline having successive curves

  1. : a member of the women's component of the U.S. Navy formed during World War II and discontinued in the 1970s


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