ride down


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ride down

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to trample under the hooves of a horse
2. to catch up with or overtake by riding
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Translations

w>ride down

vt sep
(= trample)umreiten
(= catch up with)einholen
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References in classic literature ?
Soon, in my little carriage, I shall ride down to the Tower.
"Then," he said, "I will now amuse myself by a gentle ride down to the Tower.
Next week, if you can, we'll ride down to the Grange Park, and try mine.'
We'll get lost in buried cities, ride down raging torrents on a raft, fall over a cliff maybe and be rescued.
In the winter season Chambers was on hand, in Tom's worn-out clothes, with "holy" red mittens, and "holy" shoes, and pants "holy" at the knees and seat, to drag a sled up the hill for Tom, warmly clad, to ride down on; but he never got a ride himself.
"I guess you are the daughter of John Ferrier," he remarked, "I saw you ride down from his house.
If she's smart, the Queen could also pull strings to make sure Donald doesn't fancy the traditional carriage ride down the Mall.
Cornet Finlay Miller, pictured above, and his Lass Ellen Bell will ride down the High Street in the morning as the biggest celebration of the year in the town gets under way.
Starting from a crouch, riders take a running start while grasping a small sled, which they ride down an ice track at speeds of up to 80 m.p.h.
MUST DO Take a memorable sunset ride down the river in a mokoro - a carved-out wooden raft.