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bike1

[bahyk] /baɪk/
noun
1.
Informal.
  1. a bicycle.
  2. a motorbike.
  3. 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 of bike1
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle
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  • I felt all cramped and muggy, and as the day was fine, biked over to the aerodrome.

    Aliens William McFee
  • I biked the afternoon trek, and got thoroughly drenched by a downpour in doing so.

    The Matabele Campaign R. S. S. Baden-Powell
  • Then, when I had written a few notes and telegrams, I biked over to my house on the cliff.

British Dictionary definitions for biked

bike1

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

bike2

/bəɪk; baɪk/
noun
1.
a wasps' or bees' nest
verb (intransitive)
2.
to swarm
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for biked

bike

n.

1882, American English, shortened and altered form of bicycle.

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