joy•ridePronunciation: ( joi'rīd"), [key]
—n., v., -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing.
a pleasure ride in an automobile, esp. when the vehicle is driven recklessly or used without the owner's permission.
a brief, emotionally exciting interlude.
to go on a joyride.
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