strode


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strode

 (strōd)
v.
Past tense of stride.

strode

(strəʊd)
vb
the past tense of stride

stride

(straɪd)

v. strode, strid•den (ˈstrɪd n)
strid•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to walk with long steps.
2. to straddle.
v.t.
3. to walk with long steps over or along: to stride the deck.
4. to pass over in one long step: to stride a ditch.
5. to straddle.
n.
6. a striding manner or gait.
7. a long step in walking.
8. a progressive movement, as of a horse, composed of characteristic steps in which each foot is returned to its relative starting position.
9. the distance covered in a stride.
10. a steady natural pace.
11. a step forward in development or progress.
Idioms:
1. hit one's stride,
a. to achieve a steady pace.
b. to reach the level at which one functions most competently.
2. take in stride, to deal with calmly or acceptingly.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English; Old English strīdan, c. Middle Low German strīden to set the legs apart]
strid′er, n.
Translations

stride

(straid) past tensestrode (stroud) : past participlestridden (ˈstridn) verb
to walk with long steps. He strode along the path; He strode off in anger.
noun
a long step. He walked with long strides.
make great strides
to progress well. He's making great strides in his piano-playing.
take in one's stride
to accept or cope with (a matter) successfully without worrying about it. She takes difficulties in her stride.
References in classic literature ?
And away he strode, up over the moor at the back of the house, to be alone, and master his grief if possible.
Levin strode along the highroad, absorbed not so much in his thoughts (he could not yet disentangle them) as in his spiritual condition, unlike anything he had experienced before.
Old files of magazines and newspapers were searched through, and the romantic and historic Elam Harnish, Adventurer of the Frost, King of the Klondike, and father of the Sourdoughs, strode upon the breakfast table of a million homes along with the toast and breakfast foods.