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English definition of “stride”

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.

stride noun (STEP)

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

stride noun (CLOTHES)

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

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