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Meaning of free ride

free' ride'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. something obtained without effort or cost: The fact that you're the general's sondoesn't mean you'll get a free ride in the army.
  2. a round of betting in which each player checks and therefore receives another card without having to contribute any chips to the pot.
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