French translation of 'straddle'
1. (= be astride) [horse, bike, chair, person] enfourcher
2. (= be across) [road, river, border] enjamber
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Example Sentences Including 'straddle'
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The pictures themselves straddle both worlds.The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
A major foray into one of the most corrupt nations on earth, one straddling eight time zones, would have been much more challenging.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He himself straddled myriad worlds.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If the Yes campaign is successful, it is more likely to be a case of companies straddling both sides.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Like much of his fiction, it also straddles more than one world.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Rarely can one man have straddled two such contrasting worlds.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They ply their trades in the great arenas of the world but many straddle the worlds of sport, showbusiness and celebrity through their sustained success.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
His time at Twickenham straddles a decade of astonishing underperformance by the team.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
For the most part, I have enjoyed straddling two worlds.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I constantly feel that I am straddling two worlds and that any moment the two might collide horribly.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Side straddle Begin with the basic bounce step.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
South Africa now straddles the first world and the third.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. straddle is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: straddle VERB
If you straddle something, you put or have one leg on either side of it.
He sat down, straddling the chair.
Translation of straddle from the Collins English to French Dictionary