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
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