joyride

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joyride (plural joyrides)

  1. 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.
    • 2008, Sam Emanuel, "Thieves go for spin in stolen go-karts," Norwich Evening News (UK), 13 Sep. (retrieved 25 Sep. 2008),
      Thieves took three go-karts for a joyride through the streets of Norwich.
  2. (dated) A ride taken for enjoyment.

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joyride (third-person singular simple present joyrides, present participle joyriding, simple past joyrode, past participle joyridden)

  1. To take a joyride.
    • 2008, Laura Albanese, "Joyriding teen arrested on delinquency charge," newsday.com, 27 Aug. (retrieved 25 Sep. 2008),
      His parents were out shopping and he used the opportunity to snatch the keys to the 1999 Suzuki Esteem and joyride around the neighborhood.

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