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

 

bestride

 verb
verb
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 Origin Old English bestrīdan (see be-, stride).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bestride