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stride

noun uk   /straɪd/ us  

stride noun (DEVELOPMENT)

[C] an important positive development: The West made impressive strides in improving energy efficiency after the huge rises in oil prices during the 70s. The group has made strides to expand internationally.

stride noun (STEP)

[C] a long step when walking or running: She attributes her record-breaking speed to the length of her stride.

stride noun (CLOTHES)

strides [plural] Australian English informal trousers: a new pair of strides

stride

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /straɪd/ (strode, stridden) us  
to walk somewhere quickly with long steps: She strode purposefully up to the desk and demanded to speak to the manager. He strode across/into/out of the room.
Translations of “stride”
in Spanish andar a zancadas…
in Arabic خُطوة واسِعة…
in Korean 활보…
in Portuguese passada larga…
in French marcher à grands pas…
in German schreiten…
in Catalan gambada…
in Japanese 大また, 大きな歩幅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发展, 进展,进步…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發展, 進展,進步…
in Italian passo (lungo), falcata…
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