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  • v. To tackle a difficult problem and survive.
  • v. To survive in a storm (about a ship) and keep afloat

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

  • v. hang on during a trial of endurance


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  • Commit to memory 1 Sam.xii. 3, and ride out among your tenantry, my dear people, repeating, as you pass their stables and their cattle-stalls,

    Samuel Rutherford

  • Companies of the Wood-elves, sometimes with the king at their head, would from time to time ride out to hunt, or to other business in the woods and in the lands to the East.

    The Hobbit

  • I had a racehorse, a steeplechaser, in training with a thriving stable about five miles away, and I used to go over when I was not working and ride out with the string at morning exercise.


  • When you are through work it is nearly dark and you can ride out on the boulevard by the sea and throw clay targets with a hand trap against this gale and they will dip and jump and rise into strange angles like a jacksnipe in the wind.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • Either the eighteen-mile ride out had gotten to Doro or she just wanted her father to herself, for she tucked her bike in the trunk of his car and rode back to town with him.

    Barbara Bush

  • Gordon directed Colonel Green Peyton to ride out between the lines with a flag of truce and tell the Federal commander that "General Gordon has received notice from General Lee of a flag of truce, stopping the battle."


  • You will not ride out and hide in cottages and sleep on the ground, as you did in the flight after Langside.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • "Well," Lord Beresford said as the earl watched Rosamund ride out of sight, "do I plant you a facer now and be done with it, or is there some sort of explanation for this?"

    Snow Angels

  • After the first few days it was difficult to extract real thrills from the Vera Cruz situation, but we used to ride out to El Tejar with the cavalry patrol and imagine that we might be fired on at some point in the long ride through unoccupied territory; or else go out to the "front," at Legarto, where a little American force occupied a sun-baked row of freight-cars, surrounded by malarial swamps.

    Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis

  • A pair of kings, after dinner, will divert themselves by thrusting each his sword through the other's body, as did Yngve and Alf. Another pair ride out on a morning for a frolic, and, finding no weapon near, will take the bits out of their horses 'mouths, and crush each other's heads with them, as did Alric and Eric.

    English Traits (1856)


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