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Ride, (impf. rode; partic. “rid:” Mids. V, 119. Caes. III, 2, 274. “rode:” H4B V, 3, 98. H5 IV, 3, 2. “ridden:” Wiv. V, 5, 145. H8 II, 2, 3. Rid and rode used in the active, ridden in the passive voice) 1) intr. a) to sit on a horse and manage it; to go on horseback: Compl. 106. Meas. I, 2, 164. Ado III, 5, 40. Shr. Ind. 2, 43. Shr. IV, 1, 69. Tw. I, 3, 94. John I, 217. R2 I, 3, 251. V, 2, 22. V, 2, 22 V, 5, 78. V, 5, 78 H4A I, 2, 141. H4A I, 2, 141 II, 3, 103. II, 4, 379. III, 3, 222. IV, 1, 125. H4B I, 1, 55. H4B I, 1, 55 V, 3, 98. V, 3, 98 V, 5, 21. H5 III, 7, 39. H5 III, 7, 39 H5 III, 7, 39 IV, 3, 2. IV, 7, 60. H6A IV, 1, 9. H6B I, 2, 57. H6B I, 2, 57 IV, 7, 51. IV, 7, 51 R3 III, 2, 85. V, 3, 340. Troil. IV, 4, 144. Rom. V, 3, 77. Tim. I, 2, 218. V, 2, 9. Caes. III, 2, 274. V, 2, 1. V, 2, 1 Mcb. I, 6, 22. III, 1, 19. III, 1, 19 Lr. I, 4, 34. Lr. I, 4, 34 III, 4, 57. III, 4, 57 Cymb. I, 1, 110. III, 2, 69. III, 2, 69 III, 2, 69 III, 2, 69
b) to be mounted on any thing, to sit astraddle: “to r. on the curled clouds,” Tp. I, 2, 191. r. upon their (the surges') “backs,” II, 1, 115. “the devil --s upon a fiddlestick,” H4A II, 4, 534. “the air whereon they r.” Mcb. IV, 1, 138.
c) to drive (in a carriage): “thou shinest in every tear that I do weep: no drop but as a coach doth carry thee; so --st thou triumphing in my woe,” LLL IV, 3, 35. “that erst did follow thy proud chariot-wheels, when thou didst r. in triumph through the streets,” H6B II, 4, 14.
d) to be borne along in any manner: “you leaden messengers that r. upon the violent speed of fire,” All's III, 2, 112. upon my tongues continual slanders r. H4B Ind. All's III, 2, 112 “the venomed vengeance r. upon our swords,” Troil. V, 3, 47. whose (slanders') “breath --s on the posting winds,” Cymb. III, 4, 38. Especially == to be borne, or to drive, on the sea: “whilst he upon your soundless deep doth r.” Sonn. 80, 10. “anchored in the bay where all men r.” 137, 6. “a vessel --s fast by,” Wint. IV, 4, 512. “on the western coast --th a puissant navy,” R3 IV, 4, 434. “as if the passage and whole carriage of this action rode on his tide,” Troil. II, 3, 141. “seeing this goodly vessel r. before us,” Per. V, 1, 18. “'gainst whose shore --ing,” V, 3, 11. he --s it (a tempest) “out,” IV, 4, 31, == he maintains himself against it, is not driven off by it.
e) to be supported, to lean, to rest, to depend in moving: “if life did r. upon a dial's point,” H4A V, 2, 84. “the axletree on which heaven --s,” Troil. I, 3, 67; cf. II, 3, 141.
f) to move or drive in a triumphant manner: “permit the basest clouds to r. with ugly rack on his celestial face,” Sonn. 33, 5. “disdain and scorn r. sparkling in her eyes,” Ado III, 1, 51. “move these eyes? or whether, --ing on the balls of mine, seem they in motion?” Merch. III, 2, 118. “let thy dauntless mind still r. in triumph over all mischance,” H6C III, 3, 18. “and there r. on the pants triumphing,” Ant. IV, 8, 16. cf. Sonn. 80, 10 and LLL IV, 3, 35.
g) to have free play, to practise at will: they r. up and down on her (the commonwealth) H4A II, 1, 90. “on whose foolish honesty my practices r. easy,” Lr. I, 2, 198.
2) trans. a) to sit on, to mount and manage: “you may r. us with one soft kiss a thousand furlongs ere with spur we heat an acre,” Wint. I, 2, 94. “I will r. thee o' nights like the mare,” H4B II, 1, 83. “--s the wild-mare with the boys,” II, 4, 268 (== plays at see-saw). cf. the quibbling expressions in Err. II, 2, 202; Mids. V, 119 and Tw. III, 4, 319. == to break in (a horse): “the horses I saw well chosen, ridden and furnished,” H8 II, 2, 3. == to be supported by, to be mounted on: “her levelled eyes their carriage r., as they did battery to the spheres intend,” Compl. 22.
b) to treat at will, to tease, to make a fool of: “am I ridden with a Welsh goat too?” Wiv. V, 5, 145 (with == by). she --s me (like an ass) “and I long for grass,” Err. II, 2, 202. “he hath rid his prologue like a rough colt,” Mids. V, 119. “I'll r. your horse as well as I r. you,” Tw. III, 4, 319.
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