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ride out (of some place)

to travel out of a place on something such as a horse or bicycle. All the racers rode out of the starting area and began the bicycle marathon. At the sound of the starting gun, all the contestants rode out.
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ride something out

to endure something unpleasant. (Originally referred to ships lasting out a storm.) It was a nasty situation, but the mayor tried to ride it out. The mayor decided to ride out the scandal.
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ride out something

also ride something out
to continue to work or exist through something difficult or dangerous He rode out the recession very well, and, in fact, his business actually grew. There was a big storm, but the ship managed to ride it out.
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ride out

Survive, outlast, as in They rode out the storm, or Times were hard during the depression, but we managed to ride it out. [First half of 1500s]
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ride out

v.
1. To travel out of or to a place in a vehicle or on horseback: The doctor rode out to the ranch to check on his patient. I just rode out here from Cincinnati on the bus. The cowboy rode out of town on a large black horse.
2. To survive or outlast something; endure something: I rode out the war as a nurse. Many people left before the storm, but we stayed and rode it out. Only two companies managed to ride out the depression—all the rest went bankrupt.
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One of the biggest ride outs today is being organised by The South Union Hunt in Cork.
Now that spring is here, thousands of bikers will be enjoying weekend ride outs and travelling to biker meets on week day evenings.
There will be the usual selection of ride outs to the show, although as yet none from the Merseyside area, even though it's less than an hour away, at least by motorway.
There will be the usual selection of ride outs to the show, although as yet none from the Merseyside area even though it's less that an hour away, at least by motorway.