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1 stride /ˈstraɪd/ verb
strides; strode /ˈstroʊd/ ; stridden /ˈstrɪdn̩/ ; striding /ˈstraɪdɪŋ/
1 stride
/ˈstraɪd/
verb
strides; strode /ˈstroʊd/ ; stridden /ˈstrɪdn̩/ ; striding /ˈstraɪdɪŋ/
Learner's definition of STRIDE
always followed by an adverb or preposition [no object]
: to walk with very long steps
2 stride /ˈstraɪd/ noun
plural strides
2 stride
/ˈstraɪd/
noun
plural strides
Learner's definition of STRIDE
[count]
: a long step
sometimes used figuratively
: the distance covered by a long step
: a way of walking
: a change or improvement that brings someone closer to a goal usually plural

break (your) stride

chiefly US
: to stop walking or running in a regular and steady way
often used figuratively

hit your stride

(US) or British get into your stride
: to begin to do something in a confident and effective way after starting slowly

off stride

◊ If you are walking or running and someone or something (chiefly US) throws/knocks you off (your) stride or (chiefly Brit) puts you off your stride, you are unable to continue walking or running steadily.
◊ These phrases are often used figuratively.

take (something) in stride

(US) or British take (something) in your stride
: to deal with (something difficult or upsetting) in a calm way
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