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ride

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
  • that supervisor is always riding everyone for every little thing

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2 to make fun of in a good-natured way
  • his wife couldn't resist riding him for forgetting his own birthday

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3 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • a condor riding high in the sky

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4 to be determined by, based on, or subject (to)
  • our plan for the party rides on whether he can come

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ride

noun

Synonyms of ride (Entry 2 of 2)

a means of getting to a destination in a vehicle driven by another
  • an organization that provides rides for senior citizens

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The first known use of ride was before the 12th century

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riddling (out)

ride

ride herd on

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“Ride.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ride. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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