"rides" in the noun sense
1. drive, ride
a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile
"he took the family for a drive in his new car"
a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
"rides" in the verb sense
1. ride, sit
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
"She never sat a horse!"
"Did you ever ride a camel?"
"The girl liked to drive the young mare"
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
"I ride to work in a bus"
"He rides the subway downtown every day"
continue undisturbed and without interference
"Let it ride"
move like a floating object
"The moon rode high in the night sky"
5. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride
harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher"
"Don't ride me so hard over my failure"
"His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
be sustained or supported or borne
"His glasses rode high on his nose"
"The child rode on his mother's hips"
"She rode a wave of popularity"
"The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"
7. drive, ride
have certain properties when driven
"This car rides smoothly"
"My new truck drives well"
8. depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon
be contingent on
"The outcomes rides on the results of the election"
"Your grade will depends on your homework"
lie moored or anchored
"Ship rides at anchor"
sit on and control a vehicle
"He rides his bicycle to work every day"
"She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"
climb up on the body
"Shorts that ride up"
"This skirt keeps riding up my legs"
ride over, along, or through
"Ride the freeways of California"
keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
"Don't ride the clutch!"
14. ride, mount
"The bull was riding the cow"
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