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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
joyridingjoy‧rid‧ing /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪdɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  SCCthe crime of stealing a car and driving it in a fast and dangerous way for funjoyride verb [intransitive]joyrider noun [countable]
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joyridingJoyriding is the most common type of crime among boys under 18.I agree with what was said about joyriding.Read in studio Police and schools have joined forces in a new campaign against joyriding.And, sheer provocation:Does this Benetton poster encourage joyriding?Time allowed 00:20 Read in studio Labour has pledged to cut crime on an estate notorious for joyriding.The boy admitted five charges of joyriding and absconding while on bail.Anyone found guilty of joyriding can now be sentenced for up to five years in prison.Burned out ... testament to yet another night of joyriding.It's thought that the weather has something to do with the renewed joyriding.A group of youths went joyriding in stolen cars, causing three accidents before the police caught them.
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