from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To stride over, across, or farther than: overstride a stream.
  • transitive v. To sit or stand astride.
  • transitive v. To stride faster than or beyond, as in a competition.
  • transitive v. To go beyond; surpass.
  • intransitive v. To run with an overly long stride for one's leg length.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to run or walk with an overly long stride
  • v. to stride (or to stand) over something
  • v. to excel or surpass

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To stride over or beyond.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To step or stride beyond.


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  • Lifting your knees, as we have mentioned, is not only inefficient, it can cause you to overstride.


  • I see many runners overstride and then straighten their knees when they land.


  • These haughty barons who overstride the world, what are they in the day of adversity?

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Expecting to have to moderate their pace so as not to overstride their diminutive hosts, the travelers found themselves having to hurry to keep up, so swift were the Swick's feathered earthbound mounts.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • Your legs overstride, your arms splay like a sprinkler, and you likely end up injured (or at least frustrated because you never get faster).

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Don't have them reach and overstride to increase stride length, but rather have them push against the ground and let the foot land underneath the center of gravity.

    CrossFit Corona

  • Now, our opposites do far overmatch us and overstride us in contention; for, 1.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • A lot of guys were tending to overstride a little bit, which has a tendency to put some strain on the hamstring.



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