- 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; dominate.
Origin of bestride
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Examples from the Web for bestrid
- to have or put a leg on either side of
- to extend across; span
- to stride over or across
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Word Origin and History for bestrid
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