Bestride

Be*stride"

(), v. t. [imp. Bestrode (), (Obs. or R.) Bestrid (); p. p. Bestridden (), Bestrid, Bestrode; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestriding.] [AS. bestrdan; pref. be- + strdan to stride.] 1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over
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That horse that thou so often hast bestrid.
Shak.
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Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus.
Shak.
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2. To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.
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