Meaning of rough-ride in English:

rough-ride

Pronunciation /ˈrʌfrʌɪd/

verb

  • 1To treat roughly or forcefully, especially in order to train or instruct; (later chiefly) to domineer over, tyrannize. Compare to ride roughshod over.

  • 2To domineer over.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in World. From rough + ride, after rough-rider.