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"astride" in British English

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astridepreposition

uk   us   /əˈstraɪd/
with a ​leg on each ​side of something: She ​satproudly astride her new ​motorbike.figurative The ​townlies astride (= on either ​side of) the River Havel.

astrideadverb

uk   us   /əˈstraɪd/
(Definition of astride from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"astride" in American English

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astrideadverb, preposition

 us   /əˈstrɑɪd/
with one ​leg on either ​side (of something): He ​sat astride a ​horse.
(Definition of astride from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “astride”
in Spanish a horcajadas, a carramanchones…
in Vietnamese xoạc chân…
in Malaysian bercelapak…
in Thai คร่อม…
in French à califourchon…
in German rittlings…
in Chinese (Simplified) 跨(或骑)在…上…
in Turkish bacakları iki yana açık olarak…
in Russian верхом…
in Indonesian duduk mengangkang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跨(或騎)在…上…
in Polish okrakiem na lub nad…
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