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Noun: riding  rI-ding
  1. The sport of sitting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    - horseback riding, equitation
  2. Travel by being carried on horseback
    - horseback riding
  3. [Cdn] Constituency for an elected member of parliament or legislature
Verb: ride (rode,ridden)  rId
  1. (riding) Sit and travel on the back of an animal, usually while controlling its motion
    "Did you ever ride a camel?";
    - 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"
  3. Continue undisturbed and without interference
    "Let it ride"
  4. Move like a floating object
    "The moon rode high in the night sky"
  5. [N. Amer, informal] Deliberately provoke by mocking or poking fun, often in an aggressive manner
    "Don't ride me so hard over my failure";
    - tease, razz [N. Amer, informal], rag, cod [Brit, informal], bait, taunt, twit [informal], rally, wind up [Brit, informal]
  6. Be sustained, 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";
    - drive
  8. Be contingent on
    "The outcomes rides on the results of the election";
    - depend on, devolve on, depend upon, 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 town"
  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 California"
  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";
    - mount
  15. [vulgar] (of a man) have sexual intercourse with

Derived forms: ridings

Type of: athletics, bemock, climb, climb up, continue, copulate, couple, engage, float, go, go along, go on, go up, journey, keep, lie, lock, locomote, mate, mesh, mock, mount, move, operate, pair, proceed, sport, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn]

Antonym: walk

Encyclopedia: Riding

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