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verb ride pronunciation in British English /raɪd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyride
he/she/itrides
present participleriding
past tenserode
past participleridden
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to sit on an animal, especially a horse, and control its movements as it moves along

    I learned to ride only last year.

    a group of children riding donkeys on the beach

    ride on:

    Have you ever ridden on a camel?

    ride into:

    knights riding into battle

    ride away/off:

    She rode away at a gentle trot.

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    1. a.
      to sit on a bicycle, motorcycle etc, and control it as it moves along

      The little kids were riding their tricycles around the playground.

      ride on:

      He rides to school on his bicycle.

      ride away/off:

      They rode off on their motorcycles.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to travel in a car, train, plane etc, especially as a passenger
    ride in:

    They rode to the wedding in a carriage.

    ride around:

    He enjoys riding around in his new car.

    ride on:

    She did not ride on the bus all the way there.

    ride through:

    They rode through the streets of the city.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] American to use a form of transport, especially as a passenger

      the dangers of riding the New York subway at night

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  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to take part in a race on a horse, bicycle, motorcycle etc

    Are you riding in tomorrow's race?

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  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to float, or to appear to float, on water or in the air

    surfers riding the waves

    Seagulls were riding the air currents at the cliff face.

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