Pronunciation: (bi-strīd'), [key]
—v.t., -strode or -strid, -strid•den or -strid, -strid•ing.
1. to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sides of.
2. to step over or across with long strides.
3. to stand or tower over; dominate.
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