Translation of "straddle" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈstræd.l̩/ us

to sit or stand with your legs on either side of something

sentarse a horcajadas sobre, sentarse a caballo en, montarse en
He pulled on his helmet and straddled the motorbike.

Something that straddles a line, such as a border or river, exists on each side of it or goes across it

unir los dos lados de
Our farm straddles the railway line.

to combine different styles or subjects

It’s described as a new kind of dance music which straddles jazz and soul.

mainly US disapproving to be unable to decide which of two opinions about a subject is better and so partly support both opinions

It’s not the first time this year that the president has been accused of straddling an issue.

(Translation of “straddle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)