Definition of bestride verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈstraɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈstraɪd//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bestride
BrE BrE//bɪˈstraɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈstraɪd//
he / she / it bestrides
BrE BrE//bɪˈstraɪdz//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈstraɪdz//
past simple bestrode
BrE BrE//bɪˈstrəʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈstroʊd//
-ing form bestriding
BrE BrE//bɪˈstraɪdɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈstraɪdɪŋ//
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bestride something (literary) to sit with one leg on either side of something He bestrode his horse. Word OriginOld English bestrīdan (see be-, stride).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bestride