joyriding
noun see joyride

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • joyriding — joyride ► NOUN informal 1) a fast ride in a stolen vehicle. 2) a ride for enjoyment. DERIVATIVES joyrider noun joyriding noun …   English terms dictionary

  • joyriding — joy|rid|ing [ˈdʒɔıˌraıdıŋ] n [U] the crime of stealing a car and driving it in a fast and dangerous way for fun >joyride v >joyrider[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Joyriding — Joy|ri|ding [ dʒɔiraidiŋ] das; s <zu engl. joyride »Spritztour« (zu joy »Freude, Vergnügen« u. to ride »reiten, fahren«) u. ↑...ing> waghalsiges Autofahren mit überhöhter Geschwindigkeit u. riskanten Überholmanövern …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • joyriding — joy|rid|ing [ dʒɔı,raıdıŋ ] noun uncount INFORMAL the crime of stealing a car and driving it for pleasure, usually in a dangerous way. If you do this you joyride, and a person who does it is a joyrider …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • joyriding — noun (U) the crime of stealing a car and driving it in a fast and dangerous way for fun joyride verb (I) joyrider noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • joyriding — UK [ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪdɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] informal the crime of stealing a car and driving it for pleasure, usually in a dangerous way. If you do this you joyride, and a person who does it is a joyrider …   English dictionary

  • joyriding — [ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪdɪŋ] noun [U] informal the crime of stealing a car and driving it for pleasure joyrider noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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