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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.
Children can enjoy the donkey joyrides and get a feel of the times gone by for just 500bz.
Three girls have been arrested in Tehran for stealing luxury cars to go for joyrides. The girls had been picked up by the male owners of the cars.
The ship will arrange cruise joyrides from Bandra Jetty to across the Bandra Worli sea link and back.
Trimming treetops, diving toward houses, and threading the gaps beneath bridges were dangerous, Sometimes the joyrides ended in tragedy--much like the many combat missions that ended on the receiving end of enemy fire.
Having read the latest story regarding William, pictured, and his expensive flights, or should I say joyrides, it occurs to me that one thing is absolutely certain - that the days have gone when the Royal family can hide behind a cloak of anonymity, as was the case in the 50s and early 60s.
The winner will be blasted 62 miles above the Earth in a small rocket plane designed exclusively for space joyrides.
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The organisers also noted that these innovative joyrides have ample scope to promote tourism in and around Jaipur.