overstride

verb
over·​stride | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstrīd How to pronounce overstride (audio) \
overstrode\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈstrōd How to pronounce overstride (audio) \; overstridden\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈstri-​dᵊn How to pronounce overstride (audio) \; overstriding\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈstrī-​diŋ How to pronounce overstride (audio) \

Definition of overstride

transitive verb

1a : to stride over, across, or beyond
b : bestride
2 : to stride faster than or beyond

First Known Use of overstride

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Overstride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstride. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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