overstride

[oh-ver-strahyd]
verb (used with object), o·ver·strode, o·ver·strid·den, o·ver·strid·ing.
  1. to surpass: to overstride one's competitors.
  2. to stand or sit astride of; bestride: a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse.
  3. to tower over; dominate: He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness.
  4. to stride or step over or across: At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream.
  5. to stride more rapidly than or beyond: a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.

Origin of overstride

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at over-, stride
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of overstride

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

    The Fair Maid of Perth

    Sir Walter Scott