overstride

overstride

[oh-ver-strahyd]
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:
1150–1200; Middle English; see over-, stride

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