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ride off

To depart (from some place) by riding a vehicle or animal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ride" and "off." The newlyweds mounted the horse and rode off along the beach. The thief used a crowbar to break the lock and simply rode the bicycle off. He said he would wait for me, but then he just hopped on the next bus and rode off!
See also: off, ride

ride off

to depart, riding something such as a horse or a bicycle. Betty said good-bye and rode off. We rode off, each one in a different direction.
See also: off, ride
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Lochinvar is a brave knight who arrives unannounced at the bridal feast of Ellen, his beloved, who is about to be married to "a laggard in love and a dastard in war." Lochinvar claims one dance with the bride and dances her out the door, swooping her up onto his horse, and they ride off together.
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One of the two bike owners managed to ride off on his bike.
His friend managed to ride off but the victim was pulled off his machine and sustained several breaks to his leg when the gang continued to hit him and stamp on his legs as he lay on the ground.
He said: "I couldn't ride off on Keith's beloved Harley."