Strider



verb (used without object), strode, stridden
[strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/ (Show IPA), striding.
1.
to walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance.
2.
to take a long step:
to stride across a puddle.
3.
to straddle.
verb (used with object), strode, stridden
[strid-n] /ˈstrɪd n/ (Show IPA), striding.
4.
to walk with long steps along, on, through, over, etc.:
to stride the deck.
5.
to pass over or across in one long step:
to stride a ditch.
6.
to straddle.
noun
7.
a striding manner or a striding gait.
8.
a long step in walking.
9.
(in animal locomotion) the act of progressive movement completed when all the feet are returned to the same relative position as at the beginning.
10.
the distance covered by such a movement:
He was walking a stride or two ahead of the others.
11.
a regular or steady course, pace, etc.
12.
a step forward in development or progress:
rapid strides in mastering algebra.
Idioms
13.
hit one’s stride,

to achieve a regular or steady pace or course.
to reach the point or level at which one functions most competently and consistently:
The quarterback didn’t hit his stride until the second half of the game.

14.
strides, (used with a plural verb) Australian Informal. trousers.
15.
take in stride, to deal with calmly; cope with successfully:
She was able to take her sudden rise to fame in stride.
noun
1.
a long step or pace
2.
the space measured by such a step
3.
a striding gait
4.
an act of forward movement by an animal, completed when the legs have returned to their initial relative positions
5.
progress or development (esp in the phrase make rapid strides)
6.
a regular pace or rate of progress: to get into one’s stride, to be put off one’s stride
7.
(rowing) the distance covered between strokes
8.
(jazz) Also called stride piano. a piano style characterized by single bass notes on the first and third beats and chords on the second and fourth
9.
(pl) (informal, mainly Austral) men’s trousers
10.
take something in one’s stride, to do something without difficulty or effort
verb strides, striding, strode, stridden
11.
(intransitive) to walk with long regular or measured paces, as in haste, etc
12.
(transitive) to cover or traverse by striding: he strode thirty miles
13.
often foll by over, across, etc. to cross (over a space, obstacle, etc) with a stride
14.
(intransitive) (rowing) to achieve the desired rhythm in a racing shell

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