bestrode


verb (used with object), be·strode or be·strid, be·strid·den or be·strid, be·strid·ing.

  1. to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sides of.
  2. to step over or across with long strides.
  3. to stand or tower over; dominate.

verb -strides, -striding or -strode or archaic -strid, -stridden or archaic -strid (tr)

  1. to have or put a leg on either side of
  2. to extend across; span
  3. to stride over or across
v.

Old English bestridan “to bestride, mount,” from be- + stridan “to stride” (see stride). Cf. Middle Dutch bestryden.

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