ride down

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ride (someone or an animal) down

to chase down someone or an animal while riding on horseback. The mounted policeman rode the mugger down and captured him. The rider rode down the thief. We had to ride down the runaway horse.
See also: down, ride

ride something down

to ride on something that is going down, such as an elevator. You take the stairs, and I will ride the elevator down. I don't want to ride the cable car down. I will walk.
See also: down, ride
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Not only did it thrill our daughter to ride down the aisle on her dad's lap but that thrill also extended to her father in an immeasurable way.
Amazingly excellent writing, this is a stream-of-consciousness work of prose that is divided into three sections, about hopping trains, a bike ride down the coast from San Francisco to Orange County and a section on Orange County.
The winner was ridden by Dale Gibson, who said: "This was my first ride for Alan and I'm pleased as I turned the ride down on Storyteller who won at Pontefract.
In a crash, sets of offset metal rollers ride down the length of two straight metal bars behind the seat, dissipating crash energy before it reaches the occupant.
The Rockettes ride down, jump off the elevator, change costumes quickly and step onto the next ascending elevator, just in time for their entrances.
Mary Lynn stayed with John for awhile, but soon Jamie suggested she ride down the big hill a few times while he stayed with John.
Good thinking if your bomb explodes on impact, but this one has already survived a car wreck and a toboggan ride down a cliff.
Consider a typical nursing home resident who is admitted because he/she can no longer live at home alone: Upon admission, the resident begins to lose a sense of independence and spirit as he or she is told they will be sharing a small room and bathroom with a complete stranger (who may or may not be confused), will receive a schedule for getting up and going to bed, eating their meals, attending activities, and taking showers (they get to ride down the hallway in a commode-on-wheels
After you climb almost a hundred steps to the top, you can ride down the flower-and-butterfly painted slide.
The two commercials, titled "Long Gone" and "Long Ride Down," began airing earlier this month.
On the "big island" of Hawaii you'll take a helicopter ride to view volcanoes; in Maui, bike ride down Mount Haleakala; and kayak the waves in Kauai.
Some will sell their agencies, some will give to their children, and some will ride down their renewals through attrition.
He took a ride down the historic Grand Canal after giving an open-air Mass to 300,0 worshippers in a park on the mainland yesterday.
The event tomorrow includes a 1,500m sea swim from Bamburgh beach, a 42km cycle ride down the Northumberland coast to Alnwick castle and then a 10km run around the castle grounds and gardens.
An English tourist was killed yesterday after she became trapped between rocks while trying to ride down rapids in New Zealand.