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.
- 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
Related formsstrid·er, nounstrid·ing·ly, adverbout·stride, verb (used with object), out·strode, out·strid·den, out·strid·ing.
Examples from the Web for stride
Gil turned and saw Muhammad Ali stride out of the stage entrance, smiling and scowling at the same time.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once in her stride, she turned her Moomin books into masterpieces of word in consort with image.
That brassy ploy had caught the Costa Ricans entirely off-guard and had knocked them off their stride.Argentina Drops the Netherlands on Penalties in World Cup Semifinal|Tunku Varadarajan|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may be what helps him take the more frustrating moments in stride.
The thing about Malik is he seemed quite comfortable with it, to take it all in his stride.
Flames stooped in their stride, and licked up their prey, and went on rejoicing.Gold|Stewart White
At every stride the Southron trod on their heels, and twice they had to abandon stores in order to keep out of his reach.Monk|Julian Corbett
When speed was required, she attained it by increased length of stride and great vigor of heel.Erema|R. D. Blackmore
From this moment Forrest moves on and upward with the stride of a demigod.The Brothers' War|John Calvin Reed
Her stride from the axle of the wheel to the step higher would have been a graceful spectacle on Alpine crags.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for stride
verb strides, striding, strode or stridden
Derived Formsstrider, noun
Word Origin for stride
Idioms and Phrases with stride
see hit one's stride; make great strides; take in stride.