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Ride  (rd), Sally Born 1951.
American astronaut who in 1983 became the first U.S. woman to enter outer space.

ride  (rd)
v. rode (rd), rid·den (rdn), rid·ing, rides
v.intr.
1. To be carried or conveyed, as in a vehicle or on horseback.
2. To travel over a surface: This car rides well.
3. To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water: The President rode into office on a tide of discontent.
4. Nautical To lie at anchor: battleships riding at the mouth of the estuary.
5. To seem to float: The moon was riding among the clouds.
6. To be sustained or supported on a pivot, axle, or other point.
7. To be contingent; depend: The final outcome rides on the results of the election.
8. To continue without interference: Let the matter ride.
9. To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body: pants that ride up.
v.tr.
1. To sit on and move in a given direction: rode a motorcycle to town; ride a horse to the village.
2. To travel over, along, or through: ride the highways.
3. To be supported or carried on: a swimmer riding the waves.
4. To take part in or do by riding: He rode his last race.
5. To cause to ride, especially to cause to be carried.
6. Nautical To keep (a vessel) at anchor.
7. Informal
a. To tease or ridicule.
b. To harass with persistent carping and criticism.
8. To keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot: Dont ride the clutch or the brakes.
n.
1. The act or an instance of riding, as in a vehicle or on an animal.
2. A path made for riding on horseback, especially through woodlands.
3. A device, such as one at an amusement park, that one rides for pleasure or excitement.
4. A means of transportation: waiting for her ride to come.
Phrasal Verb:
ride out
To survive or outlast: rode out the storm.
Idioms:
ride for a fall
To court danger or disaster.
ride herd on
To keep watch or control over.
ride high
To experience success.
ride shotgun
1. To guard a person or thing while in transit.
2. Slang To ride in the front passenger seat of a car or truck.
take for a ride Slang
1. To deceive or swindle: an author who tried to take his publisher for a ride.
2. To transport to a place and kill.

[Middle English riden, from Old English rdan; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.]

rida·ble, ridea·ble adj.


ride  /rad/  v. rode /rod/, ridden /rdn/, riding, rides 1 [I;T] to be carried in or on a vehicle such as a car, truck, bus, or bicycle: He rides to work with a friend each day. 2 [I;T] to be carried by a horse or other animal: She rides her horse on weekends. 3 [I] to give a certain feeling while being ridden: Her horse rides smoothly. 4 [T] infrml.fig. to tease s.o., remind s.o. of a fault: He rides his friend about his big nose. 5 infrml. to let s.t. ride: not to say anything about s.t. on purpose, let s.t. pass: My friend has a loud voice, but I just let her loudness ride because I like her. 6 infrml. to ride ones hobby horse: to repeat a favorite topic over and over again: He rides his favorite hobby horse when he complains about the conservative political party. 7 phrasal v. sep. [T] to ride s.t. out: to wait for s.t. to end, stay safe until the end of a dangerous time: Well ride out the storm inside, and go swimming some other day.||Well ride it out. 8 to ride shotgun: to go with s.o. in the front seat: Ill ride shotgun on this trip in the front passenger seat and read the road map for you while you drive. 9 phrasal v. [I] to ride up: to move up, move out of place: These pants are too small for me, and they ride up when I walk.
n. 1 a trip, such as in a vehicle or on a horse: I take a ride to work with a friend each day. 2 a vehicle or horse: I meet my ride at the corner each morning. 3 a journey, pleasure trip: We went for a ride on the roller coaster at the amusement park. 4 to take s.o. for a ride: a. to drive s.o. around: I took my guest for a ride to see the city. b. infrml.fig. to deceive, cheat s.o.: A swindler took me for a ride with a phony investment. ride

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