Definitions for bestridebɪˈstraɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•stridebɪˈstraɪd(v.t.)-strode; -strid, -strid•den; -strid, -strid•ing.

  1. to get or be astride of; straddle.

  2. to tower over; dominate.

  3. to step over with long strides.

Origin of bestride:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride(verb)

    get up on the back of

    "mount a horse"


  1. bestride(Verb)

    To be astride something, to sit on with legs on either side, especially to sit on a horse.

  2. bestride(Verb)

    To dominate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bestride(verb)

    to stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over

  2. Bestride(verb)

    to step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold

Translations for bestride

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to argue against or deny

I'm not disputing what you say.

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