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stride

Pronunciation: /straɪd/

Translation of stride in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de strode past participle of/participio pasado de, stridden /ˈstrɪdn/ (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo))

  • he strode up and down the platform iba y venía por el andén dando grandes zancadas he came striding down the stairs bajó las escaleras a zancadas he strode away/off angrily se fue furioso, dando grandes zancadas she strode purposefully into the room entró con aire resuelto en la habitación
    Example sentences
    • Will just gave me a look of such utter wrath and betrayal that I took an involuntary step backwards as he strode towards me.
    • I turned to find Mrs. Abernathy striding down the steps toward us, looking and sounding harassed and more than a little stressed.
    • I strode confidently towards it, until I realised that my steep drive now resembled an ice rink.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (long step) zancada (feminine), tranco (masculine) in one o a single stride de una zancada to make (great) strides hacer* (grandes) progresos she's been making great strides toward recovery se recupera a pasos agigantados 1.2 (gait) paso (masculine) she walks with a vigorous stride camina con paso enérgico to get into o hit one's stride agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* el ritmo the campaign is now well in its stride la campaña está ya en marcha to put o throw sb off her/his stride hacerle* perder el ritmo a algn to take sth in one's stride tomarse algo con calma he takes everything in his stride se lo toma todo con calma

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