ride

I. ride ride 1 [raɪd] verb rode PASTTENSE [rəʊd ǁ roʊd] ridden PASTPART [ˈrɪdn] JOURNALISM
1. be riding high to be very successful or confident:

• Investors are riding high at the moment.

2. be riding for a fall to be doing something unwise that could result in failure:

• Are junk bond buyers riding for a fall?

3. free ride also free-ride to get an advantage for yourself without doing anything to earn it:
free ride on

• Rival firms sometimes free ride on each other's research and development.

ride something → out phrasal verb [transitive]
if you ride out a difficult situation, you are not badly harmed by it:

• Do they have the financial resources to ride out the recession?

  [m0] II. ride ride 2 noun [countable usually singular]
1. JOURNALISM used to say how easy or difficult a process or period of time is for someone:

• It won't be an easy ride for the retailer.

• Hungarian investors have been having a bumpy ride (= a difficult time ) recently.

2. free ride disapproving if someone gets a free ride, they get an advantage without having to work for it:

• They're getting a free ride at the taxpayer's expense.

3. take somebody for a ride informal to trick someone, often in order to get money from them:

• Some auto dealers are taking car buyers for a ride by charging inflated prices on extended warranties.

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Ⅰ.
ride UK US /raɪd/ verb [T] (rode, ridden)
to deal effectively with a situation that changes quickly or is difficult, usually getting an advantage from it: »

He came to Iowa Falls in 1985, and has ridden the ups and downs of the rural economy ever since.

»

They rode the stock market recovery so effectively that the value of their portfolio increased by 146% during the last quarter.

be riding for a fall — Cf. be riding for a fall
be riding high — Cf. be riding high
ride the wave (of sth) — Cf. ride the wave of sth
Ⅱ.
ride UK US /raɪd/ noun
a bumpy/rough/easy, etc. ride — Cf. a rough/easy ride
take sb for a ride — Cf. take sb for a ride

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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