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

 

stride

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//straɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//straɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stride
BrE BrE//straɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//straɪd//
 
he / she / it strides
BrE BrE//straɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//straɪdz//
 
past simple strode
BrE BrE//strəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊd//
 
-ing form striding
BrE BrE//ˈstraɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstraɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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(strode
BrE BrE//strəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stroʊd//
 
)
[intransitive] (not used in the perfect tenses) + adv./prep. to walk with long steps in a particular direction We strode across the snowy fields. She came striding along to meet me.
Word Origin Old English stride (noun) ‘single long step’, strīdan (verb) ‘stand or walk with the legs wide apart’, probably from a Germanic base meaning ‘strive, quarrel’; related to Dutch strijden ‘fight’ and German streiten ‘quarrel’.Extra examples He came striding up the path. He strode off in search of a taxi. She strode purposefully across the stage. She strode purposefully towards the door. Andrew strode out briskly along the rocky track. He strode past her into the hall. Martha came striding out to meet me. She strode angrily into his office. The man strode confidently onto the stage. We could see her striding across the grass towards the house.
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