ride


ride
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noun
1 in a vehicle, on a horse, etc.
ADJECTIVE
long, short

We have a long ride ahead of us tomorrow.

leisurely

We went for a leisurely ride along the canal.

comfortable, easy, smooth (all often figurative)

The new legislation did not have a smooth ride through Parliament.

bumpy, rough, uncomfortable

It was a bumpy ride along the farm track.

The new teacher was given a rough ride by the class. (figurative)

wild

He took her for a wild ride on the back of his motorcycle.

fun
free

The rats hitch a free ride on ships.

bike, bus, cab, car, cycle (BrE), subway (AmE), taxi, train, etc.
boat, ferry, plane
camel, donkey, pony, etc.
VERB + RIDE
have, take

Visitors can take a ride on a miniature train.

go for

She's gone for a ride on her bike.

enjoy
PREPOSITION
ride from

The ride from our house to my parents' takes about an hour.

ride to
2 at a fair
ADJECTIVE
amusement (esp. AmE), amusement-park, carnival (esp. AmE), fairground (esp. BrE), funfair (BrE), helter-skelter (BrE), roller-coaster, white-knuckle

The day had been a roller-coaster ride of emotions. (figurative)

VERB + RIDE
go on

I went on every ride in the amusement park.

3 (AmE) free ride in a car, etc. ⇨ See also ↑lift
ADJECTIVE
free
VERB + RIDE
get

She hitched a ride to the station.

ask for, bum (informal), catch, get, hitch, thumb

I managed to hitch a ride with someone going in my direction.

need, want
give sb, offer sb
accept
PHRASES
a ride back, a ride home

He gave me a ride home after the party.

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verb
ADVERB
fast, hard

They rode hard all night.

slowly
well
steadily
bareback, side-saddle

It was strange to ride in a saddle after riding bareback for so many years.

around, away, back, home, off, on, out, over, past

At the end of the movie they ride off into the sunset.

together
VERB + RIDE
learn to
teach sb to, teach sb how to
PREPOSITION
along, down, from, on, through, to, up, etc.

We were riding along a dusty trail.

PHRASES
go horseback riding (AmE), go riding
Ride is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑jockey, ↑passenger
Ride is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑bus, ↑cycle, ↑donkey, ↑elevator, ↑escalator, ↑ferry, ↑horse, ↑luck, ↑mile, ↑motorcycle, ↑mule, ↑pillion, ↑pony, ↑sled, ↑subway, ↑surf, ↑tide, ↑trail, ↑train, ↑trolley, ↑wave

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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