Ridden



verb
1.
a past participle of ride.
verb (used without object), rode or (Archaic) rid; ridden or (Archaic) rid; riding.
1.
to sit on and manage a horse or other animal in motion; be carried on the back of an animal.
2.
to be borne along on or in a vehicle or other kind of conveyance.
3.
to move or float on the water:
the surfboarders riding on the crests of the waves.
4.
to move along in any way; be carried or supported:
He is riding along on his friend’s success. Distress is riding among the people.
5.
to have a specified character for riding purposes:
The car rides smoothly.
6.
to be conditioned; depend (usually followed by on):
All his hopes are riding on getting that promotion.
7.
Informal. to continue without interruption or interference:
He decided to let the bet ride.
8.
to be carried on something, as a litter, a person’s shoulders, or the like.
9.
to work or move up from the proper place or position (usually followed by up):
Her skirt rode up above her knees.
10.
to extend or project over something, as the edge of one thing over the edge of another thing.
11.
to turn or rest on something:
the great globe of the world riding on its axis.
12.
to appear to float in space, as a heavenly body:
A blood-red moon rode in the cloudless sky.
13.
to lie at anchor, as a ship.
verb (used with object), rode or (Archaic) rid; ridden or (Archaic) rid; riding.
14.
to sit on and manage (a horse, bicycle, etc.) so as to be carried along.
15.
to sit or move along on (something); be carried or borne along on:
The ship rode the waves. We ride a bus.
16.
to ride over, along, or through (a road, boundary, region, etc.); traverse.
17.
to ridicule or harass persistently:
The boys keep riding him about his poor grades.
18.
to control, dominate, or tyrannize over:
a man ridden by fear; a country that is ridden by a power-mad dictator.
19.
to cause to ride.
20.
to carry (a person) on something as if on a horse:
He rode the child about on his back.
21.
to execute by riding:
to ride a race.
22.
to rest on, especially by overlapping.
23.
to keep (a vessel) at anchor or moored.
24.
Jazz. to play improvisations on (a melody).
noun
25.
a journey or excursion on a horse, camel, etc., or on or in a vehicle.
26.
a means of or arrangement for transportation by motor vehicle:
We’ll handle rides to be sure everyone gets home quickly.
27.
the vehicle used for transportation:
I’ve got to hang up now—my ride’s here.
28.
a vehicle or device, as a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, or merry-go-round, on which people ride for amusement.
29.
a way, road, etc., made especially for riding.
Verb phrases
30.
ride out,

to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while riding at anchor.
to sustain or endure successfully.

Idioms
31.
ride down,

to trample or overturn by riding upon or against.
to ride up to; overtake; capture:
The posse rode down the escaping bank robber.
Nautical. to bear down upon (a rope of a tackle) with all one’s weight.

32.
ride for a fall, to conduct oneself so as to invite misfortune or injury.
33.
ride herd on. herd1 (def 6).
34.
ride shotgun. shotgun (def 9).
35.
ride the beam, Aeronautics. to fly along the course indicated by a radio beam.
36.
take for a ride, Slang.

to murder, especially by abducting the victim for that purpose.
to deceive; trick:
It was obvious to everyone but me that I was being taken for a ride.

1.
a combining form meaning “obsessed with,” “overwhelmed by” (torment-ridden) or “full of,” “burdened with” (debt-ridden).
verb
1.
the past participle of ride
adjective
2.
(in combination) afflicted, affected, or dominated by something specified: damp-ridden, disease-ridden
verb rides, riding, rode, ridden
1.
to sit on and control the movements of (a horse or other animal)
2.
(transitive) to sit on and propel (a bicycle or similar vehicle)
3.
(intransitive; often foll by on or in) to be carried along or travel on or in a vehicle: she rides to work on the bus
4.
(transitive) to travel over or traverse: they rode the countryside in search of shelter
5.
(transitive) to take part in by riding: to ride a race
6.
to travel through or be carried across (sea, sky, etc): the small boat rode the waves, the moon was riding high
7.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to cause to be carried: to ride someone out of town
8.
(intransitive) to be supported as if floating: the candidate rode to victory on his new policies
9.
(intransitive) (of a vessel) to lie at anchor
10.
(transitive) (of a vessel) to be attached to (an anchor)
11.
(esp of a bone) to overlap or lie over (another structure or part)
12.
(South African, informal)

(intransitive) to drive a car
(transitive) to transport (goods, farm produce, etc) by motor vehicle or cart

13.
(transitive) (of a male animal) to copulate with; mount
14.
(transitive) (slang) to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
15.
(transitive; usually passive) to tyrannize over or dominate: ridden by fear
16.
(transitive) (informal) to persecute, esp by constant or petty criticism: don’t ride me so hard over my failure
17.
(intransitive) (informal) to continue undisturbed: I wanted to change something, but let it ride
18.
(transitive) to endure successfully; ride out
19.
(transitive) to yield slightly to (a blow or punch) in order to lessen its impact
20.
(intransitive) often foll by on. (of a bet) to remain placed: let your winnings ride on the same number
21.
(intransitive) (jazz) to play well, esp in freely improvising at perfect tempo
22.
ride roughshod over, to domineer over or act with complete disregard for
23.
ride to hounds, to take part in a fox hunt on horseback
24.
ride for a fall, to act in such a way as to invite disaster
25.
(informal) ride again, to return to a former activity or scene of activity
26.
riding high, confident, popular, and successful
noun
27.
a journey or outing on horseback or in a vehicle
28.
a path specially made for riding on horseback
29.
transport in a vehicle, esp when given freely to a pedestrian; lift: can you give me a ride to the station?
30.
a device or structure, such as a roller coaster at a fairground, in which people ride for pleasure or entertainment
31.
(slang) an act of sexual intercourse
32.
(slang) a partner in sexual intercourse
33.
(informal) take for a ride

to cheat, swindle, or deceive
to take (someone) away in a car and murder him

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