joyride


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joyride

n
a ride taken for pleasure in a car, esp in a stolen car driven recklessly
vb, -rides, -riding, -rode or -ridden
(intr) to take such a ride
ˈjoyˌrider n
ˈjoyˌriding n

joy•ride

(ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪd)

n., v. -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing. n.
1. a pleasure ride in an automobile, esp. when the vehicle is driven recklessly or used without the owner's permission.
2. a brief exciting or reckless interlude.
v.i.
3. to go on a joyride.
[1905–10, Amer.]
joy′rid`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joyride - a ride in a car taken solely for pleasurejoyride - a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure; "they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars"
ride, drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
Verb1.joyride - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of itjoyride - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
tool - drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
Translations

joyride

[ˈdʒɔɪraɪd]
A. N
1. (= irresponsible action) → escapada f
2. (in stolen car) to go for a joyridedar una vuelta en un coche robado
B. VIdar una vuelta en un coche robado
References in classic literature ?
It's because you don't like my way of living," he charged, thinking in his own mind of the sensational joyrides and general profligacy with which the newspapers had credited him--thinking this, and wondering whether or not, in maiden modesty, she would disclaim knowledge of it.
However, when an European tourist agreed to give him a joyride, Yewale's flight of fancy took wings and paved the way for him to pursue a career in aviation adventure sports.
Time will tell, though, whether any of tonight's hopefuls - which include toe-tapping routine and an unconventional joyride - will even get the chance to choose.
The APL running shoe line that is launching consists of three collections: The Joyride ($120), The TechLoom(TM) Pro ($140) and The Windchill ($150).
They then went on a joyride through the south inner city before the car smashed into a pole early yesterday.
And it promises to be a joyride through his life in music - Lenny will even playing the piano during the gig.
A BAHRAINI who hotwired a car and took it for a joyride, but was arrested after the car broke down, was jailed for six months yesterday.
The source said: "Teenagers seem to think it is fun to joyride - but videos like this show it can be extremely dangerous.
Resourceful courting couples took to the air aboard a helicopter for joyride.
Summary: A man who stole a bus and took it on a 30-mile joyride was handed an indeterminate jail sentence.
Would Mr Morgan informthe Welsh public of how much this joyride cost, and tell us what benefit Wales received from his trip to the whisky distillery?
The joyride was similar to the Irn-Bru advert in which an old woman trundles along on her invalid scooter - before ramraiding a shop.