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noun ride pronunciation in British English /raɪd/
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pluralrides
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  1. 1
    [countable] a journey 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 balloon.
    have a ride in/on something: Billy won’t let me have a ride on his bike.
    1. a.
      [countable] mainly American a free journey 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.
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  2. 2
    [countable] a machine at an amusement park (=a place outside where there are games and other activities) that people ride in for fun
    a fair with stalls, rides, and entertainment
    1. a.
      [countable] a period of time that you spend on a machine at an amusement park
      ride on: Let’s have another ride on the roller coaster.
  3. 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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