English version

straddle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstraddlestrad‧dle /ˈstrædl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SITto sit or stand with your legs on either side of someone or something 🔊 The photo shows him dressed in leather, straddling a motorbike.2 ON/ON TOP OFif something straddles a line, road, or river, part of it is on one side and part on the other sidestraddle something between something 🔊 Mount Elgon straddles the border between Kenya and Uganda.3 INCLUDEto include different areas of activity, groups, time etc 🔊 Her research straddles mathematics and social sciences. 🔊 immigrants straddling two cultures→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
straddleWhen you straddle a thing it takes a long time to explain it.The worker must straddle and stretch across the distances, often very large distances.Billy pushed his chair away from the table, straddling it, ready to move.Her job straddled marketing and public relations.I looked up to see her straddling one of the huge branches of the oak tree.They cobbled together their economic theories, then, while straddling the secular and the sacred.He sat facing her, straddling the small wooden chair.The effect was heightened by the pavilions which straddled the track behind the main building.As a general argument it straddles the two others, being more limited than either but broader than each.The forest straddles the U.S.- Mexico border.Riders straddled their mountain bikes waiting for the race to begin.
From Longman Business Dictionarystraddlestrad‧dle /ˈstrædl/ noun [countable]FINANCE1a combination of CALL OPTIONs (=rights to buy particular shares at a fixed price within a certain period of time) and PUT OPTIONs (=rights to sell particular shares at a fixed price within a certain period of time) relating to the same shares and with the same EXERCISE PRICE. The holder of a straddle makes a profit if the share price goes up or down by a large amount during the life of the optionsOne investor bought 400 lots of the November 425p puts and calls at 50p each to set up a straddle which would be profitable if the underlying shares move out of a small trading range.2a situation where someone buys FINANCIAL FUTUREs or COMMODITIES FUTURES with different delivery datesStraddle investments, where an investor reduces risk by buying a contract of one month and selling the contract of another, are popular with producers and consumers of commodities.
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Verb table
straddle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystraddle
he, she, itstraddles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystraddled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave straddled
he, she, ithas straddled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad straddled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill straddle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have straddled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam straddling
he, she, itis straddling
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you, we, theyare straddling
Past
I, he, she, itwas straddling
you, we, theywere straddling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been straddling
he, she, ithas been straddling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been straddling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be straddling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been straddling
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