straddle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈstræd(ə)l/
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. 2
    to have one leg on either side of something