Meaning of “bestride” in the English Dictionary

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"bestride" in British English

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bestrideverb [ T ]

uk /bɪˈstraɪd/ us /bɪˈstraɪd/ bestrode, bestridden formal

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.

(Definition of “bestride” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)