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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair

Domain categorymammal, mammalian

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