- 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 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.
- 3straddle something to exist within, or include, different periods of time, activities, or groups of people a writer who straddles two cultures
NAmE//ˈstrædl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they straddle
he / she / it straddles
past simple straddled
-ing form straddling