- 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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Related Words for bestridescalate, rise, soar, arise, scale, ascend, back, up, lift, vault, tower, bestride, escalade, stride, mount, hedge, sprawl, overlook, survey, overtop
Examples from the Web for bestrid
Historical Examples of bestrid
- to have or put a leg on either side of
- to extend across; span
- to stride over or across
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