Synonyms and Antonyms of straddles
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.
laps, overlaps, overlays, overlies, overspreads
bisects, cuts, intersects
expands, extends, fans (out), flares (out), opens, outspreads, outstretches, spreads (out), stretches (out), unfolds, unfurls
carries, comprehends, contains, embraces, entails, includes, involves, numbers, subsumes, takes in
comprises, consists (of)
has, holds, owns, possesses
composes, constitutes, forms, makes
assimilates, embodies, incorporates, integrates
compacts, compresses, condenses, reduces
closes, contracts, folds
bans, bars, debars, precludes, prevents, prohibits
denies, refuses, rejects
eliminates, excepts, rules out
loses, mislays, misplaces
excludes, leaves (out), misses out [British], omits
to agree with or seem to agree with two opposite sides of (something)
- The politician straddled the issue for weeks.
dodges, ducks, eludes, eschews, evades, shakes, shirks, shuns, sidesteps, skirts
equivocates, fudges, hedges, pussyfoots, tergiversates, waffles, weasels