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  • n. An instance of driving a motor vehicle in a carefree or reckless manner, especially a vehicle which has been taken without the permission of the owner.
  • n. A ride taken for enjoyment.
  • v. To take a joyride.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure
  • v. ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it


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