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bestride

[bih-strahyd] /bɪˈstraɪd/
verb (used with object), bestrode or bestrid, bestridden or bestrid, bestriding.
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.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English bestriden, Old English bestrīdan. See be-, stride
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  • They bestride the top of the food chain and are well equipped to defend themselves in nature.
  • The industrial-strength banana will bestride the globe.
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bestride

/bɪˈstraɪd/
verb (transitive) -strides, -striding, -strode (archaic) -strid, -stridden, (archaic) -strid
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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Word Origin and History for bestride
v.

Old English bestridan "to bestride, mount," from be- + stridan "to stride" (see stride). Cf. Middle Dutch bestryden.

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