Bestride

  • 1 Bestride — Be*stride , v. t. [imp. {Bestrode}, (Obs. or R.) {Bestrid}; p. p. {Bestridden}, {Bestrid}, {Bestrode}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestriding}.] [AS. bestr[=i]dan; pref. be + str[=i]dan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bestride — (v.) O.E. bestridan to bestride, mount, from BE (Cf. be ) + stridan to stride (see STRIDE (Cf. stride)). Cf. M.Du. bestryden …

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  • 3 bestride — ► VERB (past bestrode; past part. bestridden) ▪ stand astride over; span or straddle …

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  • 4 bestride — [bē strīd′, bistrīd′] vt. bestrode [bestrōd′] bestridden [bestrid′ n] bestriding [ME bistriden < OE bestridan: see BE & STRIDE] 1. to sit on, mount, or stand over with a leg on each side; straddle 2. Archaic to stride over or across …

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  • 5 bestride — UK [bɪˈstraɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bestride : present tense I/you/we/they bestride he/she/it bestrides present participle bestriding past tense bestrode UK [bɪˈstrəʊd] / US [bɪˈstroʊd] past participle bestridden UK [bɪˈstrɪd(ə)n] /… …

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  • 6 bestride — [[t]bɪstra͟ɪd[/t]] bestrides, bestriding, bestrode, bestridden VERB To bestride something means to be the most powerful and important person or thing in it. [LITERARY] [V n] IBM bestrode the industry, accounting for 38% of the industry s revenues …

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  • 7 bestride — /bəˈstraɪd/ (say buh struyd), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (bestrode or bestrid, bestridden, bestriding) 1. to get or be astride of; spread the legs on both sides of. 2. to step over or across. {Middle English bestride(n), Old English bestrīdan,… …

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  • 8 bestride — transitive verb (bestrode; bestridden; bestriding) Date: before 12th century 1. to ride, sit, or stand astride ; straddle 2. to tower over ; dominate < the bloated bureaucracy that bestrides us all Edward Ney …

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  • 9 bestride — /bi struyd /, v.t., bestrode or bestrid, bestridden or bestrid, bestriding. 1. to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sides of. 2. to step over or across with long strides. 3. to stand or tower over; dominate. [bef. 1000; ME… …

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  • 10 bestride — verb To be astride something, to sit on with legs on either side, especially to sit on a horse …

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  • 11 bestride — Synonyms and related words: abut on, arch over, back, be based on, bear on, bestraddle, board, bridge, bypass, clear, climb on, command, cross, dictate, dominate, extend over, ford, get ahead of, get in, get on, go aboard, go across, go by, go on …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 bestride — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. ride, mount, sit; see straddle . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To sit or stand with a leg on each side of: straddle, stride. See POSTURE …

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  • 13 bestride — be|stride [ bı straıd ] (past tense be|strode [ bı stroud ] ; past participle be|strid|den [ bı strıdn ] ) verb transitive LITERARY to stand over something or sit on it, with one leg on each side …

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  • 14 bestride — v. a. HD. 2060. Alys. 706 …

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  • 15 bestride — be·stride || bɪ straɪd v. sit with one leg on either side; stand with one leg on either side …

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  • 16 bestride —    to copulate with    Usually of the male, with common equine imagery:     The tools of the fools who bestrode her. (Playboy s Book of Limericks) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 17 bestride — verb (past bestrode; past participle bestridden) span or straddle. Origin OE bestrīdan (see be , stride) …

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  • 18 bestride — v. a. 1. Straddle, stride over. 2. Ride astraddle upon. 3. Bespan, arch over. 4. Overrule, rule over, dominate, overmaster, control, weigh upon, overawe …

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  • 19 bestride — v 1. straddle, bestraddle, ride or sit or stand astride of. 2. overstride, step over, pass over, cross, traverse. 3. stand over, tower over, arch over, rise above, overtop; command, dominate, overshadow; Inf. rule the roost …

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  • 20 bestride — be·stride …

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