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verb [transitive] straddle pronunciation in British English /ˈstræd(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystraddle
he/she/itstraddles
present participlestraddling
past tensestraddled
past participlestraddled
  1. 1
    to be on both sides of something

    The Jura mountain range straddles the French-Swiss border.

  2. 3
    to include different things

    He has successfully straddled the worlds of film, music, and television.

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