Pronunciation: (ō"vur-strīd'), [key]
v.t., -strode, -strid•den, -strid•ing.
1. to surpass: to overstride one's competitors.
2. to stand or sit astride of; bestride: a great statue overstriding the entrance; to overstride a horse.
3. to tower over; dominate: He overstrides the committee with loud aggressiveness.
4. to stride or step over or across: At its narrowest point, one can easily overstride the stream.
5. to stride more rapidly than or beyond: a downward path where she easily overstrode her companion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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