bike

1 [bahyk]
noun
1.
Informal.
a.
b.
c.
a motorcycle.
2.
Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
verb (used without object), biked, biking.
3.
to ride a bike: I bike to work.
Idioms
4.
get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle

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bike

2 [bahyk]
noun Scot. and North England.
1.
a colony, nest, or swarm of wild bees, wasps, or hornets.
2.
a teeming crowd; swarm of people.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English, equivalent to *bi bee (< Old Norse bȳ bee1) + *yeke, Old English gēoc help, safety

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bike1 (baɪk)
 
n, —vb
1.  informal bicycle short for motorcycle
2.  slang (Brit) on your bike away you go
3.  slang (Austral), (NZ) get off one's bike to lose one's self-control
 
n
4.  slang a promiscuous woman: the town bike

bike or (Scot) byke2 (bəɪk, baɪk, bəɪk, baɪk)
 
n
1.  a wasps' or bees' nest
 
vb
2.  to swarm
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]
 
byke or (Scot) byke2
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: of uncertain origin]

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bike
1882, Amer.Eng., shortened and altered form of bicycle.
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bike definition


  1. n.
    a motorcycle; a bicycle. : You have to wear a helmet with a bike that size, don't you?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Take your hands off the bicycle handlebars and your bike won't notice.
Whether you rely on your bike for transportation or exercise, you'll enjoy
  these ten fun facts on this two-wheeled vehicle.
Finally, he remembered his parents hadn't dragged him to abandoned forts, but
  had bought him a bike and turned him loose.
They are more apt to bike to work, take a shower and get changed.
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