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ride on

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.
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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'll start demanding their money back. The candidate rode on the recent surge of conservativism across the country and defeated the heavily favored incumbent senator.
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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.
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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.
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ride on

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.
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ride on

v.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
There was one among them, the appearance of a lady dressed in black, who was leaning in the embrasure of a window, and she had a light shining upon her golden hair, and she looked like let us ride on again, for God's sake, through the illuminated villages with the people all awake
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship, a nonprofit corporation based in Chatsworth, uses 26 horses to work with the mentally and physically disabled, charging $35 per weekly lesson.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that its Transportation Management Systems (TMS) division has been awarded a contract by Montgomery County Ride On, the public transit system in Montgomery County, Maryland, for the first of a three-phase project to upgrade its current fleet management system, which was originally installed by Orbital TMS in 1996.
Under the new contract, Ride On will upgrade its current Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and GPS-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system as part of a continual improvement process in order to enhance system performance and increase functionality.
Ride On has been one of Orbital's long-standing customers for its fleet management products.
Orbital is extremely pleased that Montgomery County has chosen to implement the OrbCAD XP system so that Ride On can continue to offer best-in-class customer service and overall system responsiveness for its ridership," stated Mr.