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straddle

verb

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1 to be in or move into a seated or standing position with your legs on either side of (something)
  • She straddled the horse and waited for her riding partner to mount.

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  • set
  • [chiefly dialect]

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3 to agree with or seem to agree with two opposite sides of (something)
  • The politician straddled the issue for weeks.

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The first known use of straddle was in 1565

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“Straddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/straddle. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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