ride on (something or someone)

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ride on (something or someone)

: to depend on (something or someone)
  • The future of the company rides on the success of this deal.
  • Our hopes are riding on you.

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

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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