Synonyms of 'straddle'
to have one leg or part on each side of (something)He looked at her with a grin and sat down, straddling the chair.
to have one leg or part on each side of (something)A small wooden bridge straddled the dike.
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in the sense of bridge
to build or provide a bridge over (something)a tree used to bridge the river
in the sense of cross
to move or go across (something)A bridge crosses the river about half a mile outside the village.
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