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(of a garment) gradually work or move upward out of its proper position.‘her skirt had ridden up’
- ‘Brad sunk lower into his seat, letting his jacket ride up to cover the back of his head.’
- ‘I scooted down until I was lying down myself, my skirt riding up a little.’
- ‘I make sure no one sees because I never take my boxers off or let them ride up, even when changing for basketball.’
- ‘The black skirt Sheree wore rode up her thighs as she wrapped her legs around his waist.’
- ‘Then I notice that in this sedentary position, the whole ensemble rides up around my waist.’
- ‘Her hair was mussed up and her skirt was already riding up her legs.’
- ‘Her skirt was riding up, her voice began to tremble a little when I took that corner a little too sharply.’
- ‘Are they watching, in the hope they see a girl driving a car with windows big enough that they can see her skirt riding up?’
- ‘It is called Jeune Fille au Chat and shows a girl aged between 10 and 12 sitting back, hands behind head, and left foot raised on a stool while her skirt rides up to show the gusset of her pants.’
- ‘The constant movement caused my skirt to ride up, and the bottom of my thighs squeaked against the leather.’
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