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straddles

verb
present tense third-person singular of straddle

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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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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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“Straddles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/straddles. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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