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Definition of "ridden" []

  • Past participle of ride. (verb)
  • Dominated, harassed, or obsessed by. Often used in combination: disease-ridden; grief-ridden. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ridden" in a sentence
  • "The filthy, vermin ridden LIAR, known to one and a few as “Ryan Neat” needs a bit of knowledge re: those “beleaguered Palestinians”."
  • "If by priest-ridden is meant the sympathetic interest in the welfare of their people of a virtuous and educated clergy, who saved Canada to England in 1776 and 1812, then Quebec is priest-ridden."
  • "2, Recently acquired Doug Gilmour, though flu-ridden, is a playoff warrior."