From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbikebike1 /baɪk/ ●●● S2 noun [countable] 1 a bicycle Let’s go for a bike bike They’ll be coming by bike.2 TTCTTB informal a motorcycle3 on your bike!COLLOCATIONSverbsgo somewhere by bikeI usually go to work by bike.ride a bikeHer Dad taught her to ride a bike and to drive.get on/off a bikeHe got off his bike and walked with her for a a bike (also hire a bike British English)You can rent bikes and explore the island’s cycle paths.types of bikea mountain bike (=a strong bicycle for riding over rough ground)They went out for a country ride on their mountain bikes.a racing bikeHe bought a cool new racing exercise bike (=used for exercising indoors)I usually go on the exercise bike and the rowing + NOUNa bike rideWe used to go for long bike rides in the summer holidays.a bike raceThe Tour de France is a famous bike race.a bike shedThey used to meet behind the bike sheds at school.a bike rack (=a metal frame that you can attach your bike to)All stations should provide bike racks for passengers. GRAMMAR: Patterns with bikeYou say get on your bike: We got on our bikes and went for a picnic. You say get off your bike: You have to get off your bike here. You say that someone is on a bike: You should always wear a helmet when you’re on a bike.You go somewhere by bike: We get to school by bike. Don’t say: We get to school with a bike.
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bikeWhen I first came to the region I had thoughts of using a bike for a lot of short travelling.Gina ran her bike over his foot viciously as she went out through the narrow hall.Unfortunately he was hit by a motor bike.He's published a report suggesting new restrictions on bikes, even though he's a rider himself.A police spokesman added that the businessman on whose premises the bikes were found was helping with their enquiries.Husqvarna reckons the bikes could even be used as daily transport.Our Shenstone sources say the bike cost £8,000 to produce.The idea is that the bike is race-ready straight from the crate.The kids are out riding their bikes in the street.go for a bike rideLet's go for a bike ride before lunch.
Related topics: Bicycles, carts, horses
bikebike2 verb 1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] informalTTB to ride a bicycle She bikes to work every day.2 [transitive] to take something to someone by motorcycle in order to get it there quicklybike something over/round We’re late for our deadline. Can you bike the photos over to us?
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bikeThe more people bike, the more biking is appreciated.I would bike to the tea shop in the High Street and see what blends they had.
Origin bike1 (1800-1900) bicycle