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English definition of “astride”

astride

preposition uk   /əˈstraɪd/ us  
with a leg on each side of something: She sat proudly astride her new motorbike.figurative The town lies astride (= on either side of) the River Havel.On or off

astride

adverb uk   /əˈstraɪd/ us  
with legs wide apart: He stood there, legs astride.Sitting and standing
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