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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Cheddar Gorge, Somerset: One of the most elite cycling descents, those who tackle the gorge are faced with an 11km ride to reach its peak before an exhilarating ride down.
I HOPE the "gentleman" who encouraged his two sons to ride down one-way street Holmbank Avenue in Shawlands, Glasgow, the wrong way on Sunday, June 9, is proud of his behaviour in front of them.
LANCASTER -- About 2,000 veterans are expected to march and ride down Lancaster Boulevard on Saturday in a Veterans Day parade to honor those who served in Vietnam.
They added: "We think it slowed the ride down so it didn't manage to get up the hill.
Filmed in Venice, Italy, the commercial shows the long-haired model with a beautiful woman enjoying a ride down the Grand Canal in a gondola.
He went into the firehouse first on 31st Street looking for a ride down to the financial district, but there was nobody there.
It was then just a two-floor elevator ride down to the studios of CSPAN.
This unrushed tour starts with breakfast at a working coffee plantation, a visit to Poas Volcano and the surrounding cloud forest, a stop at La Paz waterfall and a hummingbird farm, and a jungle-safari boat ride down the Sarapiqui River.
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.
College students ride down the multi-media superhighway in this three-in-one Kaplan title.