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British English: /ˈstrad(ə)l/
American English: /ˈstrædl/

Translation of straddle in French:


transitive verb

  • 1 (in position)
    enfourcher (horse, bike)
    s'asseoir à califourchon sur (chair, person)
    enjamber (ditch, stream)
    he was straddling his bike
    il chevauchait son vélo
    he was straddling the ditch
    il se tenait les jambes écartées au-dessus du fossé
  • 2 (in location)
    enjamber (road, river)
    (town, country)
    être à cheval sur (counties, continents)
    (village, town)
    être traversé par (road, border)
  • 3 [figurative] (in debate) to straddle the line between two things
    être à mi-chemin entre deux choses
    to straddle (both sides of) an issue [pejorative]
    essayer de ménager les deux parties
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