Bike



Informal.

a bicycle.
a motorbike.
a motorcycle.

Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
to ride a bike:
I bike to work.
get off one’s bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.
a colony, nest, or swarm of wild bees, wasps, or hornets.
a teeming crowd; swarm of people.
Contemporary Examples

Dude, Where’s My Bus? Fast Times in the Iconic VW Van Scott Jennings October 12, 2013
I Tried New York’s Bike-Sharing Program. And I Liked It! Daniel Gross May 28, 2013
Whitey Bulger’s Wily Girl Christine Pelisek June 26, 2011
Will & Kate’s $1 Million Honeymoon Lauren Streib May 9, 2011
The Amazing Superheroes of New York City Matthew Shaer August 6, 2011

Historical Examples

The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
Under the Chinese Dragon F. S. Brereton
The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
The Combined Maze May Sinclair

noun, verb
(informal) short for bicycle, motorcycle
(Brit, slang) on your bike, away you go
(Austral & NZ, slang) get off one’s bike, to lose one’s self-control
noun
(slang) a promiscuous woman: the town bike
noun
a wasps’ or bees’ nest
verb (intransitive)
to swarm
n.

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