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straddle

strad·dle

straddle

 
pronunciation:
strae dl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: straddled, straddles, straddling
definition 1: to stay or move with the legs wide apart.
definition 2: to be wide apart, as the legs.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to have one leg on each side of (a horse, fence, line, or the like); be astride.
definition 2: to take or appear to take a position on each side of (an issue).
definition 3: to encompass or bracket.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or position or an instance of straddling.
definition 2: a pair of options, one to buy and one to sell a specified quantity of stock, or a commodity or financial future, at a specified price for a specified period of time.
definition 3: a position of the body in which the legs are placed widely apart.
derivations: straddlingly (adv.), straddler (n.)