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To continue to ride or travel onward (said or a vehicle or someone on a vehicle). I thought the bus was supposed to stop here, but it just rode on right past me. I know you want to stop somewhere before sundown, but let's ride on just a bit farther.
ride on (something)
1. To travel on a vehicle or animal. This is your first time riding a plane, right? You can ride on the horse, if you like. I don't mind walking.
2. To be carried forward by something. You can only ride on your investors' goodwill for so long before they start demanding their money back. The candidate rode on her recent surge in popularity and defeated the heavily favored incumbent.
ride (up)on someone or something
to use someone or something as a beast of burden. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) As a game, the children used to ride on their father. We rode upon burros along the narrow mountain trails.
ride on something
1. Lit. to travel on something. Do you like to ride on the train? I have never ridden on a horse.
2. Fig. to be borne on something and carried along. (On something other than a means of transportation.) She rode on a wave of popularity to reelection. He rode on his past laurels as long as he could.
to continue to ride, traveling onward. We rode on for at least an hour before finding a rest stop. They rode on for a while.
1. To travel on something: She rode on a bicycle. He rode on a horse all around the ranch.
2. To continue traveling onward: Some of the cyclists stopped by the river to rest, but others rode on. The trucker rode on to Chicago.
3. To be contingent upon something or someone for an outcome; depend on something or someone: Whether or not I go to college rides on my getting a scholarship.
4. To make progress by virtue of something: I was able to ride on my past achievements to secure the promotion.