Definition of bestride something like a colossus in English:

bestride something like a colossus

Totally dominate a place or area of activity: he bestrode French cinema like a colossus the Hapsburg empire had bestrode Europe like a colossus
More example sentences
  • The Father of the Nation, who once bestrode the world like a colossus, had left us orphaned.
  • Not that he was a formidable figure bestriding the political scene like a colossus.
  • The man who bestrides the sumo world like a colossus has been implicated in match-fixing claims that are rocking Japan's national sport.
See parent entry: colossus

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
adjective
turned backwards