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straddle

[ strad-l ]
/ ˈstræd l /
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verb (used without object), strad·dled, strad·dling.

verb (used with object), strad·dled, strad·dling.

noun

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Origin of straddle

1555–65; apparently frequentative (with -le) of variant stem of stride

OTHER WORDS FROM straddle

straddler, nounstrad·dling·ly, adverbun·strad·dled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for straddle

straddle
/ (ˈstrædəl) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of straddle

straddler, noun

Word Origin for straddle

C16: frequentative formed from obsolete strad- (Old English strode), past stem of stride
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