To ride down
Ride Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle. [1913 Webster]

[They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over. [1913 Webster]

The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by bakers, cobblers, and brewers. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding. [1913 Webster]

Tue only men that safe can ride Mine errands on the Scottish side. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

4. (Surg.) To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or fractured fragments. [1913 Webster]

{To ride a hobby}, to have some favorite occupation or subject of talk.

{To ride and tie}, to take turn with another in labor and rest; -- from the expedient adopted by two persons with one horse, one of whom rides the animal a certain distance, and then ties him for the use of the other, who is coming up on foot. --Fielding.

{To ride down}. (a) To ride over; to trample down in riding; to overthrow by riding against; as, to ride down an enemy. (b) (Naut.) To bear down, as on a halyard when hoisting a sail.

{To ride out} (Naut.), to keep safe afloat during (a storm) while riding at anchor or when hove to on the open sea; as, to ride out the gale. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To go down — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take down — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tie down — Tie Tie, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tied}(Obs. {Tight}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tying}.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[=i]gan, ti[ e]gan, fr. te[ a]g, te[ a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. te[ o]n to draw, to pull. See {Tug}, v. t., and cf. {Tow} to drag.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fling down — Fling Fling (fl[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flung} (fl[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flinging}.] [OE. flingen, flengen, to rush, hurl; cf. Icel. flengia to whip, ride furiously, OSw. flenga to strike, Sw. fl[ a]nga to romp, Dan. flenge to slash.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To run down — Run Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ride a hobby — Ride Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle. [1913 Webster] [They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ride and tie — Ride Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle. [1913 Webster] [They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To ride out — Ride Ride, v. t. 1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle. [1913 Webster] [They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ride down — transitive verb 1. : to tread under one s horse s feet : overthrow, trample 2. : to bear down on (as a halyard when hoisting a sail) * * * ride down 1. To overtake by riding 2. To charge and overthrow or trample • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • To ride and tie — Tie Tie, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tied}(Obs. {Tight}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tying}.] [OE. ti?en, teyen, AS. t[=i]gan, ti[ e]gan, fr. te[ a]g, te[ a]h, a rope; akin to Icel. taug, and AS. te[ o]n to draw, to pull. See {Tug}, v. t., and cf. {Tow} to drag.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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