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English noun: straddle

1. straddle (cognition) a noncommittal or equivocal position

Broader (hypernym)perspective, position, view

2. straddle (act) a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

Broader (hypernym)gymnastic exercise

3. straddle (act) the act of sitting or standing astride


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

Part holonymcall, call option, put, put option

4. straddle (act) the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options

Broader (hypernym)option

English verb: straddle

1. straddle (stative) sit or stand astride of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

2. straddle (stative) range or extend over; occupy a certain area

SamplesThe plants straddle the entire state.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent

Narrower (hyponym)spread-eagle

3. straddle (stative) be noncommittal

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

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