verb (used with object), be·strode or be·strid, be·strid·den or be·strid, be·strid·ing.
- bet on the wrong horse
Origin of bestride
Examples from the Web for bestride
They were forced to bestride sharp peaks and leap over chasms so deep that they did not dare to look down them.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
To open it, to scale the frame, to bestride it, was the work of a second only.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Combinations of capital or of labor, ruled by a few individuals, bestride the land with immense power both for good and evil.Baltimore and The Nineteenth of April, 1861|George William Brown.
Nobody rode at the Hall, and she longed to bestride a pony and dash off for a twenty-mile canter.Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island|Alice Emerson
He that shall come to bestride your Virginity, had better be afoot o'er the Dragon.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (7 of 10):|Francis Beaumont