[ bih-strahyd ]
/ b瑟藞stra瑟d /
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verb (used with object), be路strode or be路strid, be路strid路den or be路strid, be路strid路ing.
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.
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Origin of bestride

before 1000; Middle English bestriden,Old English bestr墨dan.See be-, stride
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British Dictionary definitions for bestride

/ (b瑟藞stra瑟d) /

verb -strides, -striding or -strode or archaic -strid, -stridden or archaic -strid (tr)
to have or put a leg on either side of
to extend across; span
to stride over or across
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