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noun ride pronunciation in British English /raɪd/ 
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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.

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    Synonyms and related words for this sense of ride
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of ride
    1. a.
      [countable] mainly American a free journey that you are given in someone's 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.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of ride
  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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