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See definition of straddle on Dictionary.com
  • verbbestride
  • verbsit or stand on both sides

synonyms for straddle

  • mount
  • ride
  • bestraddle
See also synonyms for: straddling
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How to use straddle in a sentence

This precarious straddle renders them — and the brain itself — vulnerable to infections.
THE WAY THE CORONAVIRUS MESSES WITH SMELL HINTS AT HOW IT AFFECTS THE BRAINLAURA SANDERSJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Dey wouldn' be caught wearin' britches an' ridin' straddle like de womens do dese days.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESVARIOUS
And I would steal her dolls, pull their dresses for shame over their heads, and set them straddle the banisters.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
So they dispatched the tortoise to the earth again, the monkey sitting a-straddle of his back.
JAPANESE FAIRY WORLDWILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS
The ridge grew narrower, sheerer, and in places they had to straddle it, legs dangling precariously to left and right.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JULY, 1931VARIOUS
Beside the road we saw a plow-boy straddle, whistling on a stile.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. X (OF X) - AMERICA - II, INDEXVARIOUS
The "Hecla" was a-straddle of the well, and rows of men were tossing at her brake-beams.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
Mr. Crow's dignity asserted itself just as the valiant posse prepared to "straddle" the wheels in mad flight.
THE DAUGHTER OF ANDERSON CROWGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
These I had to straddle, cutting off the top as I progressed and hitching gradually ahead like a boy riding a rail fence.
TRAVELS IN ALASKAJOHN MUIR
After an unbroken session of fifty hours a straddle was all that the committee could be brought to agree upon.
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 2)HENRY WATTERSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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