bestride definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To sit or stand-on because of the legs astride; straddle.
    • To dominate by place; tower over: "Hitler's ghost, the specter that ... bestrides mid-twentieth-century history” ( Economist).
    • Archaic To move or stride across.
    • to face or stay with such a thing involving the legs, or aided by the feet astride; to stand over.
    • To move over; to stride over or across.
  • verb:
    • is astride anything, to stand over or sit on with feet on either part, specially to stay on a horse.
    • To take over.
    • get fully up on straight back of
  • others:
    • To straddle more than; mount astride of; stretch the legs or matching parts across so as to accept: because, to bestride a horse; spectacles bestriding the nostrils.
    • To move over; mix by stepping.

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