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English definition of “bestride”

bestride

verb [T] uk   /bɪˈstraɪd/ (bestrode, bestridden) formal us  
to sit or stand with a leg on either side of an object or animal: He bestrode the chair as though it were a horse.Boarding and alighting from modes of transportSitting and standing
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