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From Middle English beriden, biriden, from Old English berīdan (to ride round, surround, besiege, overtake, seize, occupy), equivalent to be- +‎ ride. Cognate with Dutch berijden (to ride a horse, jockey).


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beride (third-person singular simple present berides, present participle beriding, simple past berode, past participle beridden)

  1. (transitive) To ride around; beset with horsemen.
  2. (transitive) To ride beside or by the side of.
  3. (transitive) To ride upon; infest.