Translation of straddle in Spanish:
- 1.1 (sit, stand astride)(horse)he straddled the chairsentarse a horcajadas sobrea bridge straddles the borderse sentó a caballo or a horcajadas en la sillathe town straddles the riverun puente une los dos lados de la fronteraa man who straddles the worlds of politics and show businessla ciudad se extiende a ambas orillas del ríoun hombre con un pie en el mundo de la política y otro en el del espectáculoExample sentences1.2 (spread) See examples: to straddle one's legs
1.3 (be noncomittal about)abrir or separar las piernas(American English) (issue/question)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.
- 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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