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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. 2straddle 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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