I see the word "ridden" used in the following ways:
In this case, it seems synonymous with "Being full of":
Ridden with guilt, the man killed himself
In the following passage from "The Thing on the Doorstep" by H.P. Lovecraft, it forms an adjective with a noun:
I will not change souls with that bullet-ridden lich in the madhouse!
I would like to use it as a verb in the following way:
“Not so invisible now, are you?” I laughed as bloody gashes ____ the invisible man.
Of course, words such as "covered" works just fine, but I was just curious if there is a way to use a form of "ridden" for this situation. I know the past-participle of "ride" is "ridden", but it does not seem appropriate for this situation.