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

Translation of straddle in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (sit, stand astride)
    sentarse a horcajadas sobre
    he straddled the chair
    se sentó a caballo or a horcajadas en la silla
    a bridge straddles the border
    un puente une los dos lados de la frontera
    the town straddles the river
    la ciudad se extiende a ambas orillas del río
    a man who straddles the worlds of politics and show business
    un hombre con un pie en el mundo de la política y otro en el del espectáculo
    Example sentences
    • He turned the chair around and straddled it at the side of the bed, leaning his chin on the back, peering at me like he'd just uncovered a new species of primate.
    • But here they are again, six whalers sitting as they used to, straddling chairs built from wooden boxes with binoculars attached to the high backs.
    • He cried out and rolled on his side as she straddled him and grabbed the collar of his jacket.
  • 2 (spread) to straddle one's legs
    abrir or separar las piernas
  • 3 (be noncomittal about) (US)
    Example sentences
    • He straddles issues with as much vigor as most politicians, but nonetheless manages to retain a reputation as a straight talking guy who says what he means and means what he says.
    • But long ago he blew a chance by straddling the war issue - opposing going to war without a multilateral coalition yet empowering Bush to do so.
    • The Democrats' leaders in Congress have tried to straddle the issue.


  • (Sport)
    Example sentences
    • Well the toe-touch is where you jump and your legs go out like a straddle, as if you were sitting on the floor with your legs out in a straddle, and you've got to touch your toes.
    • The height of romanticism; there was little else I could do apart from down my drink, suppress a ladylike belch and swing my legs around you in an elegant straddle.
    • The hardest part of this trick is getting your hips to start moving upward from the straddle.
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