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English noun: ride

1. ride (act) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)


SamplesHe took the family for a drive in his new car.


Synonymsdrive


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying


Narrower (hyponym)joyride, lift, spin

2. ride (artifact) a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device


Narrower (hyponym)big dipper, carousel, carrousel, chute-the-chute, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, roller coaster, roundabout, whirligig


Part meronymamusement park, funfair, pleasure ground


English verb: ride

1. ride (motion) sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions


SamplesShe never sat a horse!.
Did you ever ride a camel?.
The girl liked to drive the young mare.


Synonymssit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)canter, extend, gallop, outride, override, prance, ride herd, ride horseback


Verb groupride


Domain categoryhorseback riding, riding

2. ride (motion) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle


SamplesI ride to work in a bus.
He rides the subway downtown every day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)travel


Narrower (hyponym)bicycle, bike, boat, bus, cab, chariot, cycle, cycle, hitch, hitchhike, joyride, motorbike, motorcycle, pedal, piggyback, rail, sled, sleigh, snowmobile, taxi, thumb, tool, tool around, train, tube, wheel


Verb groupdrive, ride, ride, ride


Antonymswalk

3. ride (stative) continue undisturbed and without interference


SamplesLet it ride.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed

4. ride (motion) move like a floating object


SamplesThe moon rode high in the night sky.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

5. ride (communication) harass with persistent criticism or carping


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbait, cod, rag, rally, razz, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock


Narrower (hyponym)banter, barrack, chaff, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, scoff

6. ride (stative) be sustained or supported or borne


SamplesHis 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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)float

7. ride (stative) have certain properties when driven


SamplesThis car rides smoothly.
My new truck drives well.


Synonymsdrive


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun


Verb groupdrive, ride

8. ride (stative) be contingent on


SamplesThe outcomes rides on the results of the election.
Your grade will depends on your homework.


Synonymsdepend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, turn on


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)build on, build upon, repose on, rest on

9. ride (stative) lie moored or anchored


SamplesShip rides at anchor.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)lie

10. ride (motion) sit on and control a vehicle


SamplesHe rides his bicycle to work every day.
She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Verb groupride, ride, sit

11. ride (motion) climb up on the body


SamplesShorts that ride up.
This skirt keeps riding up my legs.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)climb, climb up, go up, mount

12. ride (motion) ride over, along, or through


SamplesRide the freeways of California.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)journey, travel


Verb groupride

13. ride (contact) keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot


SamplesDon't ride the clutch!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)engage, lock, mesh, operate

14. ride (contact) copulate with


SamplesThe bull was riding the cow.


Synonymsmount


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair


Domain categorymammal, mammalian









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