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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.Making progress and advancingBecoming better

stride noun (STEP)

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

stride noun (CLOTHES)

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

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.Moving firmly on foot
(Definition of stride from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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