Synonyms and Antonyms of straddle
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.
to be on both sides of (something)
- The town straddles the river.
- The movie straddles the line between comedy and drama.
lap, overlap, overlay, overlie, overspread
bisect, cut, intersect
expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), open, outspread, outstretch, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurl
carry, comprehend, contain, embrace, entail, include, involve, number, subsume, take in
comprise, consist (of)
have, hold, own, possess
compose, constitute, form, make
assimilate, embody, incorporate, integrate
compact, compress, condense, reduce
close, contract, fold
ban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit
deny, refuse, reject
eliminate, except, rule out
lose, mislay, misplace
exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit
to agree with or seem to agree with two opposite sides of (something)
- The politician straddled the issue for weeks.
dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, shake, shirk, shun, sidestep, skirt
equivocate, fudge, hedge, pussyfoot, tergiversate, waffle, weasel