verb (used without object), strode, strid·den [strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/, strid·ing.
verb (used with object), strode, strid·den [strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/, strid·ing.
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Idioms for stride
- to achieve a regular or steady pace or course.
- to reach the point or level at which one functions most competently and consistently: The quarterback didn't hit his stride until the second half of the game.
Origin of stride
OTHER WORDS FROM stridestrid·er, nounstrid·ing·ly, adverbout·stride, verb (used with object), out·strode, out·strid·den, out·strid·ing.
Words nearby stride
British Dictionary definitions for hit one's stride
verb strides, striding, strode or stridden
Derived forms of stridestrider, noun
Word Origin for stride
Idioms and Phrases with hit one's stride (1 of 2)
Achieve a steady, effective pace, as in After the first few laps around the track he hit his stride. This expression comes from horse racing, stride alluding to the regular pace of the horse. [Early 1900s]
Attain a maximum level of competence, as in Jack didn't really hit his stride until he started college. [First half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with hit one's stride (2 of 2)
see hit one's stride; make great strides; take in stride.