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bestride

play
verb be·stride \bi-ˈstrīd, bē-\

Simple Definition of bestride

  • : to sit or stand with one leg on either side of (something)

Full Definition of bestride

be·strodeplay \-ˈstrōd\be·strid·denplay \-ˈstri-dən\be·strid·ingplay \-ˈstrī-diŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ride, sit, or stand astride :  straddle

  3. 2 :  to tower over :  dominate <the bloated bureaucracy that bestrides us all — Edward Ney>

  4. 3 archaic :  to stride across

Examples of bestride

  1. a giant that bestrode the river



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of bestride

before 12th century


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