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overstride

[oh-ver-strahyd] /ˌoʊ vərˈstraɪd/
verb (used with object), overstrode, overstridden, overstriding.
1.
to surpass:
to overstride one's competitors.
2.
to stand or sit astride of; bestride:
a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse.
3.
to tower over; dominate:
He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness.
4.
to stride or step over or across:
At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream.
5.
to stride more rapidly than or beyond:
a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.
Origin of overstride
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see over-, stride
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  • These haughty barons who overstride the world, what are they in the day of adversity?

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott

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