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Past tense of ride.
A cable, chain, or rope, especially one attached to the anchor of a small boat.
[From Middle English at rode, at an anchorage, from rode, a riding; see road.]
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the past tense of ride
(Nautical Terms) nautical an anchor rope or chain
[C17: of unknown origin]
(Zoology) (intr) (of the male woodcock) to perform a display flight at dusk during the breeding season
[C18: in the sense "(of birds) to fly homeward in the evening"; of uncertain origin]
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v. rode, rid•den, rid•ing,
1. to sit on, manage, and be carried on a horse or other animal in motion.
2. to be borne along on or in a vehicle or other conveyance.
3. to move along in any way; be carried or supported: riding on his friend's success.
4. to have a specified character for riding purposes: The car rides smoothly.
5. to be conditioned; depend: Her hopes are riding on a promotion.
6. to continue without interruption or interference: to let the matter ride.
7. to turn or rest on something.
8. to appear to float in space, as a heavenly body.
9. to lie at anchor, as a ship.v.t.
10. to sit on and manage (a horse, bicycle, etc.) so as to be carried along.
11. to sit or move along on; be carried or borne along on: The ship rode the waves.
12. to ride over, along, or through (a road, region, etc.).
13. to ridicule or harass persistently.
14. to control, dominate, or tyrannize over: a man ridden by fear.
15. to cause to ride.
16. to carry (a person) on something as if on a horse: He rode the child about on his back.
17. to execute by riding: to ride a race.
18. to rest on, esp. by overlapping.
19. to keep (a vessel) at anchor or moored.
20. ride out,
a. to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while at anchor.
b. to sustain or endure successfully.
21. ride up, to move up from the proper place or position: This skirt always rides up.n.
22. a journey or excursion on a horse, camel, etc., or on or in a vehicle.
23. a means of or arrangement for transportation by motor vehicle: My ride's here.
24. a vehicle or device, as a roller coaster, on which people ride for amusement.
25. a way, road, etc., made esp. for riding.Idioms:
1. ride shotgun,
a. (formerly) to ride in a stagecoach as a shotgun-bearing guard.
b. to ride in a motor vehicle or airplane as an armed escort.
c. to ride as a passenger in the front seat of a car or truck.
2. take for a ride,
a. Slang. to abduct in order to murder.
b. to deceive; trick.
[before 900; (v.), Old English rīdan; akin to Old Irish ríad journey (compare palfrey). compare road]
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Past participle: roded
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