1 sit on or in, travel or journey or go or proceed on or in, be borne or carried or conveyed (on or in), take; propel or control or drive (a horse or a bicycle or a motor cycle):
They ride the bus to work each day. The film began with a witch riding a broomstick. Do you know how to ride a motor bike?
2 float, lie:
The yacht is riding at anchor off Portsmouth.
3 tyrannize, terrorize, intimidate, dominate, oppress; bully, rag, harry, harass, hector, nag, provoke, heckle, badger, plague, pester, annoy, irritate, Colloq hassle:
He has been ridden by obsessive ambition all his life.
4 drive, journey, trip, excursion, tour, jaunt, outing, expedition, Colloq spin:
Let's go for a ride in the country!
5 take for a ride.
(a) delude, swindle, trick, deceive, defraud, humbug, defraud, gull, take in, cheat, bamboozle:
Those tricksters with the loaded dice certainly took Charlie for a ride last night!
(b) (kidnap and) murder or kill or execute or do in, Slang bump off, US (snatch and) rub out or waste:
They said that if he identified them, they would take him for a ride.