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Definition of straddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they straddle
    he / she / it straddles
    past simple straddled
    -ing form straddling
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  1. 1straddle something/somebody to sit or stand with one of your legs on either side of someone or something He swung his leg over the motorcycle, straddling it easily.
  2. 2 straddle something to cross, or exist on both sides of, a river, a road, or an area of land The mountains straddle the California-Nevada state line.
  3. 3straddle something to exist within, or include, different periods of time, activities, or groups of people a writer who straddles two cultures
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