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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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bestride

(verb) Get up on the back of.

Synonyms: climb on, hop on, jump on, mount

Usage: A man who bestrides a horse must be essentially different from a man who cowers in a canoe.
KSPavan
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bestride
Definition: (verb) Get up on the back of.
Synonyms: climb on, hop on, jump on, mount
Usage: A man who bestrides a horse must be essentially different from a man who cowers in a canoe.
taurine
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:25:35 AM

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Bestride, "defend".

"Tells them he doth bestride a bleeding land." Macduff

"Hold fast the mortal sword, and like good men
Bestride our downfall birthdome."
-Shakspeare, The Tragedie of Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III


Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:48:35 AM

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Bestride

1.
stand astride over; straddle.
"He bestrode me, defending my prone body"

Synonymes :

straddle
bestraddle
sit/stand astride
mount
get on
get astride
hop on to
extend across
lie on both sides of
span
bridge
2.
dominate.
"he bestrides Alberta politics today"
Synonymes :
dominate
tower over
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:07:33 AM

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bestride
Definition: (verb) Get up on the back of.
Synonyms: climb on, hop on, jump on, mount
Usage: A man who bestrides a horse must be essentially different from a man who cowers in a canoe.
Emel Rapchan
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:32:37 AM

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Emel Rapchan
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:40:56 AM

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taurine
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:42:21 PM

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Emel Rapchan wrote:



I respectfully think that in this example the understanding of a word "bestride" should not be read as mount, jump on, or dominateDrool Drool Drool. At that time Frankie Goes to Hollywood and their "Relax, don't do it" were not in existence.
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