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for To ride down
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ride \Ride\, v. t.
1. To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to
ride a bicycle.
[They] rend up both rocks and hills, and ride the
In whirlwind. --Milton.
2. To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by
bakers, cobblers, and brewers. --Swift.
3. To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
Tue only men that safe can ride
Mine errands on the Scottish side. --Sir W.
4. (Surg.) To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or
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
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.
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