ride


ride
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. drive, tour, journey, travel; jog, gallop, trot, etc.; cycle, pedal. —v. t. be borne; sit (a horse); mount, straddle; tease, harass. See support, travel, ridicule.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. drive, trip, spin, transportation; see journey .
take for a ride*,
Syn. murder, abduct, trick, shoot, machine gun, slay; see also deceive , kill 1 .
v.
1. [To be transported]
Syn. travel in, take, be carried, be conveyed, tour, journey, drive, motor, go for a ride, go for a spin, go for an airing, go by car, go by bicycle, bike*, cycle, pedal, go by motorcycle, go by train, go by bus; see also drive 3 , travel 1 .
2. [To control a beast of burden by riding]
Syn. go on horseback, manage, guide, mount, sit, sit well, have a good seat, post, direct, curb, restrain, urge on, handle, handle well, ride hard.
3. [To allow oneself to be dominated by circumstances]
Syn. drift, float, go with the current, go with the tide, move aimlessly, be without ambition, take the line of least resistance; see also drift .
4. [*To treat with unusual severity]
Syn. harass, persecute, domineer over, dominate, intimidate, tyrannize over, hound, hector, harry, badger, bait, tease, treat overbearingly, disparage, criticize, reproach, berate, upbraid, scold, afflict, annoy, pester, nag, deride, rag*, hassle*, razz*, roast*, needle*; see also bait 2 , bother 2 .
5. [To move as a carrier]
Syn. perform, perform well, ride well, ride evenly, remain stable, corner well, hold on the curves, give evidence of good design, show good engineering, hold the road, hug the road, keep an even keel, maintain balance, maintain equilibrium.
See Synonym Study at bait .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
drive, cruise, trip, excursion, spin, jaunt, outing.
II
v.
1. travel cruise, tour, motor, commute, tool, move, float, journey, be carried along.
2. tease torment, harass, *give a hard time, pester, make fun of, plague, ridicule, *kid.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. Informal. To tease or mock good-humoredly: banter, chaff, joke, josh. Informal: kid, rib. Slang: jive, rag2, razz. See LAUGHTER. 2. Informal. To torment with persistent insult or ridicule: badger, bait, bullyrag, heckle, hector, hound, taunt. Informal: needle. Idiom: wave the red flag in front of the bull. See TREAT WELL. II noun A trip in a motor vehicle: drive, run. Informal: spin, whirl. See MOVE.

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