bestride

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈstraɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈstraɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi strīd)

Inflections of 'bestride' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bestrides
v 3rd person singular
bestriding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bestrode
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bestridden
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•stride /bɪˈstraɪd/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -strode or -strid, -strid•den or -strid, -strid•ing. 
  1. to stand or sit with one leg on each side of (something):She bestrode her horse.
  2. to tower over;
    dominate:The colossal monument bestrode the ancient harbor.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•stride  (bi strīd),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -strode  or -strid, -strid•den  or -strid, -strid•ing. 
  1. to get or be astride of;
    have or place the legs on both sides of.
  2. to step over or across with long strides.
  3. to stand or tower over;
    dominate.
  • Middle English bestriden, Old English bestrīdan. See be-, stride bef. 1000

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bestride /bɪˈstraɪd/ vb ( -strides, -striding, -strode) ( archaic -strid, -stridden, archaic -strid)(transitive)
  1. to have or put a leg on either side of
  2. to extend across; span
  3. to stride over or across
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