- to have or put a leg on either side of
- to extend across; span
- to stride over or across
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be•stride /bɪˈstraɪd/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object], -strode or -strid, -strid•den or -strid, -strid•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to stand or sit with one leg on each side of (something):She bestrode her horse.
- to tower over;
dominate:The colossal monument bestrode the ancient harbor.
be•stride (bi strīd′),USA pronunciation v.t., -strode or -strid, -strid•den or -strid, -strid•ing.
- to get or be astride of;
have or place the legs on both sides of.
- to step over or across with long strides.
- to stand or tower over;
- Middle English bestriden, Old English bestrīdan. See be-, stride bef. 1000
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bestride /bɪˈstraɪd/ vb ( -strides, -striding, -strode) ( archaic -strid, -stridden, archaic -strid)(transitive)
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