Translation of straddle in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈstrædl/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (sit, stand astride) [horse] 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
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    • 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.
    1.2 (spread) to straddle one's legs abrir* or separar las piernas 1.3 (be noncomittal about) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [issue/question] eludir
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    • 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.


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