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 for Ride
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ride \Ride\, v. t.
     1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to
        ride a bicycle.
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              [They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the
              In whirlwind.                         --Milton.
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     2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
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              The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by
              bakers, cobblers, and brewers.        --Swift.
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     3. To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
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              Tue only men that safe can ride
              Mine errands on the Scottish side.    --Sir W.
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     4. (Surg.) To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or
        fractured fragments.
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     To ride a hobby, to have some favorite occupation or
        subject of talk.
     To ride and tie, to take turn with another in labor and
        rest; -- from the expedient adopted by two persons with
        one horse, one of whom rides the animal a certain
        distance, and then ties him for the use of the other, who
        is coming up on foot. --Fielding.
     To ride down.
        (a) To ride over; to trample down in riding; to overthrow
            by riding against; as, to ride down an enemy.
        (b) (Naut.) To bear down, as on a halyard when hoisting a
     To ride out (Naut.), to keep safe afloat during (a storm)
        while riding at anchor or when hove to on the open sea;
        as, to ride out the gale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rode+(r[=o]d)+({Rid">Ride \Ride\, v. i. [imp. Rode (r[=o]d) ({Rid [r[i^]d],
     Ridden({Rid">archaic); p. p. Ridden({Rid, archaic); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Riding.] [AS. r[imac]dan; akin to LG. riden, D. rijden, G.
     reiten, OHG. r[imac]tan, Icel. r[imac][eth]a, Sw. rida, Dan.
     ride; cf. L. raeda a carriage, which is from a Celtic word.
     Cf. Road.]
     1. To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
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              To-morrow, when ye riden by the way.  --Chaucer.
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              Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop
              after him.                            --Swift.
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     2. To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a
        car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
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              The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not
              by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the
              streets with trains of servants.      --Macaulay.
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     3. To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
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              Men once walked where ships at anchor ride.
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     4. To be supported in motion; to rest.
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              Strong as the exletree
              On which heaven rides.                --Shak.
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              On whose foolish honesty
              My practices ride easy!               --Shak.
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     5. To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
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              He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease.
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     6. To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle;
        as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
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     To ride easy (Naut.), to lie at anchor without violent
        pitching or straining at the cables.
     To ride hard (Naut.), to pitch violently.
     To ride out.
        (a) To go upon a military expedition. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
        (b) To ride in the open air. [Colloq.]
     To ride to hounds, to ride behind, and near to, the hounds
        in hunting.
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     Syn: Drive.
     Usage: Ride, Drive. Ride originally meant (and is so used
            throughout the English Bible) to be carried on
            horseback or in a vehicle of any kind. At present in
            England, drive is the word applied in most cases to
            progress in a carriage; as, a drive around the park,
            etc.; while ride is appropriated to progress on a
            horse. Johnson seems to sanction this distinction by
            giving "to travel on horseback" as the leading sense
            of ride; though he adds "to travel in a vehicle" as a
            secondary sense. This latter use of the word still
            occurs to some extent; as, the queen rides to
            Parliament in her coach of state; to ride in an
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                  "Will you ride over or drive?" said Lord
                  Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that
                  morning.                          --W. Black.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ride \Ride\, n.
     1. The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a
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     2. A saddle horse. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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     3. A road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be
        used as a place for riding; a riding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bodkin \Bod"kin\ (b[o^]d"k[i^]n), n. [OE. boydekyn dagger; of
     uncertain origin; cf. W. bidog hanger, short sword, Ir.
     bideog, Gael. biodag.]
     1. A dagger. [Obs.]
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              When he himself might his quietus make
              With a bare bodkin.                   --Shak.
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     2. (Needlework) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc.,
        with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a
        stiletto; an eyeleteer.
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     3. (Print.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking out
        letters from a column or page in making corrections.
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     4. A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for
        drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a
        tape needle.
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              Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye.  --Pope.
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     5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.
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     To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged
        between two persons. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took
           the family for a drive in his new car" [syn: drive,
      2: a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
      v 1: sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while
           controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you
           ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young
           mare" [syn: ride, sit]
      2: be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a
         bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day" [ant: walk]
      3: continue undisturbed and without interference; "Let it ride"
      4: move like a floating object; "The moon rode high in the night
      5: harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The 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" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod,
         tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally,
      6: be sustained or supported or borne; "His 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"
      7: have certain properties when driven; "This car rides
         smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" [syn: drive, ride]
      8: be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the
         election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework" [syn:
         depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on,
         hinge on, hinge upon]
      9: lie moored or anchored; "Ship rides at anchor"
      10: sit on and control a vehicle; "He rides his bicycle to work
          every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through
      11: climb up on the body; "Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt
          keeps riding up my legs"
      12: ride over, along, or through; "Ride the freeways of
      13: keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with
          the foot; "Don't ride the clutch!"
      14: copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow" [syn: ride,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "ride":
     Sunday drive, abut on, aggravate, airing, annoy, auto, badger,
     bait, bamboozle, banter, be at, be based on, bear on, bedevil,
     beset, bestraddle, bestride, bicycle, bike, bother, bristle,
     brown off, bug, bully, bullyrag, bump off, burn up, bus,
     catch a train, chaff, chauffeur, cheat, chivy, cycle, deceive,
     defraud, delude, deride, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb,
     dog, dominate, drift, drive, entrain, exasperate, excursion,
     exercise, expedition, fash, float, foot, get, ghost, glide,
     go by rail, grin at, gripe, gull, harass, harry, hassle, haze,
     heckle, hector, hold in derision, hound, humbug, imbricate,
     intimidate, irk, irritate, jape, jaunt, jest, jive, joke, jolly,
     josh, journey, joyride, kid, lap, laugh at, laugh to scorn,
     lean on, lie, lie athwart, lie on, lift, make a train, make fun of,
     make game of, make heavy weather, make merry with, miff, molest,
     motor, motorcycle, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, oppress, outing,
     outride, overlie, override, pan, pedal, peeve, perch, persecute,
     pester, pick on, pickup, pillory, pique, plague, plow the deep,
     pluck the beard, point at, poke fun at, pother, provoke, put on,
     put one on, rag, rally, razz, rely on, repose on, rest, rest on,
     rib, ride at anchor, ride easy, ride hawse full, ride out,
     ride the sea, ridicule, rile, roast, roil, ruffle, run, sail, scud,
     shingle, shoot, sit in, sit on, skim, slip, smile at, snicker at,
     snigger at, spin, stand on, straddle, stride, swindle, take,
     take a joyride, take in, taxi, tease, terrorize, torment, torture,
     tour, trick, trip, try the patience, turn, tweak the nose, twit,
     tyrannize, vex, walk the waters, wash, weather, weather the storm,
     wheel, whirl, worry

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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