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noun ride pronunciation in American English /raɪd/
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singularride
pluralrides
  1. 1
    [countable] a trip on a horse or other animal, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or in a vehicle
    ride in:

    The ride in the taxi was hot and bumpy.

    ride on:

    Jed let us have a ride on his horse.

    a bus/car/train etc. ride:

    The bus ride from the airport was very pleasant.

    go for a ride (in/on something):

    I went for a ride in a helicopter last week.

    take a ride (in something):

    We thought it would be fun to take a ride in the boat.

    have a ride in/on something:

    Billy won’t let me have a ride on his bike.

    1. a.
      [countable] a free trip that you are given in someones vehicle. The usual British word is lift

      I’ll get a ride home with Jeff.

      Would you like me to give you a ride to school?

      hitch a ride (=ask for a ride):

      He hitched a ride with a passing car.

  2. 3
    very informal a car

    What surprised the cops was the twenty-something driver’s ride – a three-year-old Mercedes 320 SUV.

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