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overstride

[ oh-ver-strahyd ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞stra瑟d /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路strode, o路ver路strid路den, o路ver路strid路ing.
to surpass: to overstride one's competitors.
to stand or sit astride of; bestride: a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse.
to tower over; dominate: He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness.
to stride or step over or across: At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream.
to stride more rapidly than or beyond: a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.
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Origin of overstride

Middle English word dating back to 1150鈥1200; see origin at over-, stride
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How to use overstride in a sentence

  • These haughty barons who overstride the world, what are they in the day of adversity?

    The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
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