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stride

stride

 
 
pronunciation:
straId
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
hit one's stride, take in stride
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Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stridden, strides, striding, strode
definition 1: to walk with long, even steps, as in an energetic, hurried, or showy manner.
similar words:
march, tramp
definition 2: to take one long step, as in stepping over something.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to take long, even steps on, in, along, or through.
She strode the corridors.
definition 2: to go over or across in one long step.
He strode the brook easily.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long walking step, or the manner of taking long steps in walking.
a loose, easy stride
similar words:
pace, walk
definition 2: one long walking step, or the distance it covers.
He crossed the space in a stride.
similar words:
pace
definition 3: (often pl.) a forward leap; progress.
The practice of medicine has made great strides in this century.
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phrase: hit one's stride
phrase: take in stride
derivation: strider (n.)