ride down

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ride down

1. To descend while riding on or inside of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ride" and "down." My feet are killing me, so I think I'll just ride down on the escalator. My son wanted to ride the glass elevator down so he could look out over the entire shopping mall.
2. To chase and catch someone or an animal while riding on a horse. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ride" and "down." The sheriff rode the bandit down, lassoing and hogtying him in a matter of minutes. I had to ride down the calf that ran away from the herd.
See also: down, ride
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
And next time Jim told it he said they rode him down to New Orleans; and, after that, every time he told it he spread it more and more, till by and by he said they rode him all over the world, and tired him most to death, and his back was all over saddle-boils.
Calvin Borel would probably disagree j j ''We know rousing music can motivate humans to run faster, but we have no idea how horses will react" Ian Macaly, MD of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who will perform the William Tell Overture during a race at Kempton j j "I rode him down the village and they were coming out of the pub then going back inside thinking they'd had too much to drink" Trainer Bill Turner, achieving a lifelong ambition to break and ride a zebra.
"Two and a half weeks after getting him, I rode him down the village and they were coming out of the pub and then going back inside thinking they had had too much to drink!" Always the dealer, the former jump jockey whose training career stretches back 30 years, has already found a buyer for Zebedee but plans to keep him for around a year to ensure he is absolutely safe to pass on.
I rode him down the gallops at Whitsbury before the move but it took it out of the old boy and we don't ride him any more."