cavalcare

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From Late Latin caballicāre, present active infinitive of caballicō, from Latin caballus.

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cavalcare

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to ride
  2. (figuratively, transitive) to span (to traverse the distance between, of a bridge etc.)
    Synonym: attraversare
  3. (figuratively) to jump on the bandwagon, to ride the wave (to join a cause in order to take advantage of it)
    • 2019 June 4, Luigi Ippolito, “Trump cavalca la Brexit: «Faremo accordi fenomenali»”, in Corriere della Sera[1]:
      Trump cavalca la Brexit: «Faremo accordi fenomenali»
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