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Ride vs. Trip — What's the Difference?

Ride vs. Trip — What's the Difference?

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Ride

To be carried or conveyed, as in a vehicle or on horseback.
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Trip

A going from one place to another; a journey.
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Ride

(Sports) To participate in a board sport such as snowboarding.
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Trip

A stumble or fall.
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Ride

To travel over a surface
This car rides well.
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Trip

A maneuver causing someone to stumble or fall.
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Ride

To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water
The President rode into office on a tide of discontent.
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Trip

A mistake.
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Ride

(Nautical) To lie at anchor
Battleships riding at the mouth of the estuary.
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Trip

A hallucinatory experience induced by a psychedelic drug
An acid trip.
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Ride

To seem to float
The moon was riding among the clouds.
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Trip

An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience
A power trip.
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Ride

To be sustained or supported on a pivot, axle, or other point.
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Trip

A usually temporary but absorbing interest or preoccupation
He's on another health food trip.
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Ride

To be contingent; depend
The final outcome rides on the results of the election.
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Trip

A certain way of life or situation
"deny that his reclusiveness is some sort of deliberate star trip" (Patricia Bosworth).
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Ride

To continue without interference
Let the matter ride.
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Trip

A light or nimble tread.
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Ride

To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body
Pants that ride up.
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Trip

A device, such as a pawl, for triggering a mechanism.
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Ride

To sit on and control the movement of
Rode a motorcycle to town.
Ride a horse to the village.
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Trip

The action of such a device.
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Ride

(Sports) To glide or move while standing on or having one's feet attached to (a board, such as a snowboard).
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Trip

To stumble.
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Ride

To travel over, along, or through
Ride the highways.
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Trip

To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
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Ride

To be supported or carried on
A swimmer riding the waves.
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Trip

To be released, as a tooth on an escapement wheel in a watch.
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Ride

To take part in or do by riding
He rode his last race.
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Trip

To make a trip.
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Ride

To cause to ride, especially to cause to be carried
The police rode him down to the station.
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Trip

To make a mistake
Tripped up on the last question.
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Ride

(Sports) To control (an opponent) in wrestling, usually by holding the opponent down.
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Trip

(Slang) To have a drug-induced hallucination.
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Ride

(Nautical) To keep (a vessel) at anchor.
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Trip

To cause to stumble or fall.
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Ride

To tease or ridicule.
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Trip

To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
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Ride

To harass with persistent carping and criticism.
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Trip

To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
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Ride

To keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
Don't ride the clutch or the brakes.
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Trip

To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
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Ride

The act or an instance of riding, as in a vehicle or on an animal.
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Trip

To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
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Ride

A path made for riding on horseback, especially through woodlands.
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Trip

To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
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Ride

A device, such as one at an amusement park, that one rides for pleasure or excitement.
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Trip

A journey; an excursion or jaunt.
We made a trip to the beach.
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Ride

A means of transportation
Waiting for her ride to come.
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Trip

A stumble or misstep.
He was injured due to a trip down the stairs.
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Ride

To transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, later also a bicycle etc.
I ride to work every day and park the bike outside the office.
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Trip

An error; a failure; a mistake.
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Ride

To be transported in a vehicle; to travel as a passenger.
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Trip

(colloquial) A period of time in which one experiences drug-induced reverie or hallucinations.
He had a strange trip after taking LSD.
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Ride

To transport (someone) in a vehicle.
The cab rode him downtown.
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Trip

(by extension) Intense involvement in or enjoyment of a condition.
Ego trip
Power trip
Nostalgia trip
Guilt trip
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Ride

(intransitive) Of a ship: to sail, to float on the water.
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Trip

A faux pas, a social error.
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Ride

To be carried or supported by something lightly and quickly; to travel in such a way, as though on horseback.
The witch cackled and rode away on her broomstick.
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Trip

(engineering) A mechanical cutout device.
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Ride

(transitive) To traverse by riding.
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Trip

(electricity) A trip-switch or cut-out.
It's dark because the trip operated.
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Ride

(transitive) To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
How many races have you ridden this year?
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Trip

A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
Trip the light fantastic
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Ride

(intransitive) To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle.
A horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
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Trip

(obsolete) A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
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Ride

To mount (someone) to have sex with them; to have sexual intercourse with.
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Trip

The act of tripping someone, or causing them to lose their footing.
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Ride

To nag or criticize; to annoy (someone).
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Trip

(nautical) A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
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Ride

(intransitive) Of clothing: to gradually move (up) and crease; to ruckle.
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Trip

A herd or flock of sheep, goats, etc.
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Ride

(intransitive) To rely, depend (on).
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Trip

(obsolete) A troop of men; a host.
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Ride

(intransitive) Of clothing: to rest (in a given way on a part of the body).
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Trip

A flock of wigeons.
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Ride

(lacrosse) To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackman.
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Trip

(intransitive) To fall over or stumble over an object as a result of striking it with one's foot
Be careful not to trip on the tree roots.
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Ride

To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
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Trip

To cause (a person or animal) to fall or stumble by knocking their feet from under them.
A pedestrian was able to trip the burglar as he was running away.
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Ride

(surgery) To overlap (each other); said of bones or fractured fragments.
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Trip

(intransitive) To be guilty of a misstep or mistake; to commit an offence against morality, propriety, etc
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Ride

To monitor (some component of an audiovisual signal) in order to keep it within acceptable bounds.
Vocal riding
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Trip

To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict.
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Ride

(music) In jazz, to play in a steady rhythmical style.
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Trip

(transitive) To activate or set in motion, as in the activation of a trap, explosive, or switch.
When we get into the factory, trip the lights.
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Ride

An instance of riding.
Can I have a ride on your bike?
We took the horses for an early-morning ride in the woods.
Go for a quick ride
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Trip

(intransitive) To be activated, as by a signal or an event
The alarm system tripped, throwing everyone into a panic.
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Ride

(informal) A vehicle.
That's a nice ride; what did it cost?
Pimp my ride
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Trip

(intransitive) To experience a state of reverie or to hallucinate, due to consuming psychoactive drugs.
After taking the LSD, I started tripping about fairies and colors.
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Ride

An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park.
The kids went on all the rides
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Trip

(intransitive) To journey, to make a trip.
Last summer, we tripped to the coast.
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Ride

A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle.
Can you give me a ride home?
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Trip

To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip.
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Ride

(UK) A road or avenue cut in a wood, for riding; a bridleway or other wide country path.
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Trip

(nautical) To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
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Ride

A saddle horse.
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Trip

(nautical) To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.
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Ride

(Ireland) A person (or sometimes a thing or a place) that is visually attractive.
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Trip

To become unreasonably upset, especially over something unimportant; to cause a scene or a disruption.
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Ride

(music) In jazz, a steady rhythmical style.
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Trip

(poker slang) Of or relating to trips three of a kind.
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Ride

A wild, bewildering experience of some duration.
That story was a ride from start to finish.
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Trip

To move with light, quick steps; to walk or move lightly; to skip; to move the feet nimbly; - sometimes followed by it. See It, 5.
This horse anon began to trip and dance.
Come, and trip it, as you go,On the light fantastic toe.
She bounded by, and tripped so lightThey had not time to take a steady sight.
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Ride

(slang) An act of sexual intercourse
I gave my boyfriend a ride before breakfast.
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Trip

To make a brief journey or pleasure excursion; as, to trip to Europe.
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Ride

To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
To-morrow, when ye riden by the way.
Let your master ride on before, and do you gallop after him.
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Trip

To take a quick step, as when in danger of losing one's balance; hence, to make a false step; to catch the foot; to lose footing; to stumble.
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Ride

To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
The richest inhabitants exhibited their wealth, not by riding in gilden carriages, but by walking the streets with trains of servants.
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Trip

Fig.: To be guilty of a misstep; to commit an offense against morality, propriety, or rule; to err; to mistake; to fail.
A blind will thereupon comes to be led by a blind understanding; there is no remedy, but it must trip and stumble.
Virgil is so exact in every word that none can be changed but for a worse; he pretends sometimes to trip, but it is to make you think him in danger when most secure.
What? dost thou verily trip upon a word?
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Ride

To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
Men once walked where ships at anchor ride.
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Trip

To cause to stumble, or take a false step; to cause to lose the footing, by striking the feet from under; to cause to fall; to throw off the balance; to supplant; - often followed by up; as, to trip up a man in wrestling.
The words of Hobbes's defense trip up the heels of his cause.
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Ride

To be supported in motion; to rest.
Strong as the exletreeOn which heaven rides.
On whose foolish honestyMy practices ride easy!
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Trip

To overthrow by depriving of support; to put an obstacle in the way of; to obstruct; to cause to fail.
To trip the course of law, and blunt the sword.
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Ride

To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
He rode, he fenced, he moved with graceful ease.
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Trip

To detect in a misstep; to catch; to convict; also called trip up.
These her women can trip me if I err.
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Ride

To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
"Will you ride over or drive?" said Lord Willowby to his quest, after breakfast that morning.
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Trip

To raise (an anchor) from the bottom, by its cable or buoy rope, so that it hangs free.
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Ride

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 airIn whirlwind.
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Trip

To release, let fall, or set free, as a weight or compressed spring, as by removing a latch or detent; to activate by moving a release mechanism, often unintentionally; as, to trip an alarm.
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Ride

To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
The nobility could no longer endure to be ridden by bakers, cobblers, and brewers.
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Trip

A quick, light step; a lively movement of the feet; a skip.
His heart bounded as he sometimes could hear the trip of a light female step glide to or from the door.
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Ride

To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
Tue only men that safe can rideMine errands on the Scottish side.
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Trip

A brief or rapid journey; an excursion or jaunt.
I took a trip to London on the death of the queen.
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Ride

To overlap (each other); - said of bones or fractured fragments.
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Trip

A false step; a stumble; a misstep; a loss of footing or balance. Fig.: An error; a failure; a mistake.
Imperfect words, with childish trips.
Each seeming trip, and each digressive start.
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Ride

The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.
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Trip

A small piece; a morsel; a bit.
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Ride

A saddle horse.
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Trip

A stroke, or catch, by which a wrestler causes his antagonist to lose footing.
And watches with a trip his foe to foil.
It is the sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground.
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Ride

A road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be used as a place for riding; a riding.
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Trip

A single board, or tack, in plying, or beating, to windward.
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Ride

A journey in a vehicle driven by someone else;
He took the family for a drive in his new car
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Trip

A herd or flock, as of sheep, goats, etc.
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Ride

A mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
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Trip

A troop of men; a host.
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Ride

Sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions;
She never sat a horse!
Did you ever ride a camel?
The girl liked to drive the young mare
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Trip

A flock of widgeons.
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Ride

Be carried or travel on or in a vehicle;
I ride to work in a bus
He rides the subway downtown every day
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Trip

A journey for some purpose (usually including the return);
He took a trip to the shopping center
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Ride

Continue undisturbed and without interference;
Let it ride
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Trip

A hallucinatory experience induced by drugs;
An acid trip
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Ride

Move like a floating object;
The moon rode high in the night sky
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Trip

An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall;
He blamed his slip on the ice
The jolt caused many slips and a few spills
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Ride

Harass with persistent criticism or carping;
The children teased the new teacher
Don't ride me so hard over my failure
His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
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Trip

An exciting or stimulting experience
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Ride

Be sustained or supported or borne;
His glasses rode high on his nose
The child rode on his mother's hips
She rode a wave of popularity
The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name
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Trip

A catch mechanism that acts as a switch;
The pressure activates the tripper and releases the water
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Ride

Have certain properties when driven;
This car rides smoothly
My new truck drives well
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Trip

A light or nimble tread;
He heard the trip of women's feet overhead
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Ride

Be contingent on;
The outcomes rides on the results of the electin
Your grade will depends on your homework
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Trip

An unintentional but embarrassing blunder;
He recited the whole poem without a single trip
He arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
Confusion caused his unfortunate misstep
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Ride

Lie moored or anchored;
Ship rides at anchor
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Trip

Miss a step and fall or nearly fall;
She stumbled over the tree root
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Ride

Sit on and control a vehicle;
He rides his bicycle to work every day
She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town
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Trip

Cause to stumble;
The questions on the test tripped him up
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Ride

Climb up on the body;
Shorts that ride up
This skirt keeps riding up my legs
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Trip

Make a trip for pleasure
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Ride

Ride over, along, or through;
Travel the highways of America
Ride the freeways of California
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Trip

Put in motion or move to act;
Trigger a reaction
Actuate the circuits
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Ride

Keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot;
Don't ride the clutch!
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Trip

Get high, stoned, or drugged;
He trips every weekend
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Ride

Copulate with;
The bull was riding the cow
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