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English definition of “straddle”

straddle

verb [T]     /ˈstræd.l̩/
to sit or stand with your legs on either side of something: He pulled on his helmet and straddled the motorbike .Boarding and alighting from modes of transport Something that straddles a line , such as a border or river , exists on each side of it or goes across it: Our farm straddles the railway line .Crossing and moving through to combine different styles or subjects : It's described as a new kind of dance music which straddles jazz and soul .Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures 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 .Doubt and ambivalenceHesitating
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