Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bestride. See straddle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bestride.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To bestride.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From be- +‎ straddle.

Examples

  • Of all the assumptions that followed the Cold War, none was sillier or more short-sighted than that one super-power would be able to bestraddle, let alone stabilise, the world.

    Simon Jenkins: Bush Gives a Glimmer of a Gandhian Humility

  • He pulled the cuffs out of his back pocket and walked over to bestraddle the body on the floor.

    Burning Water

  • But now 'twere best thou bestraddle thine ass and make for the market and fetch me a pair of frails, [FN#223] and I will look after the fish till thou return, when I and thou will load it on thine ass's back.

    Arabian nights. English

  • As usual, he prepared to bestraddle his English-made Triumph hog by hiking up his pants, but little did he realize that in doing so he had inadvertently switched on the Strapocaster's industrial-strength electromagnet.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • But now ’twere best thou bestraddle thine ass and make for the market and fetch me a pair of frails, 223 and I will look after the fish till thou return, when I and thou will load it on thine ass’s back.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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