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Correct spelling:
imp. & amp; p. p. of Bestride.


bestride, overlie, overlook, overtop, survey, stand over, look down upon, loom over.
arise, ascend, back, escalade, escalate, go up, jump on, lift, rise, scale, soar, tower, up, vault, clamber up, climb onto, climb up on, get astride, get up on.
hedge, mount, noncommittal, sprawl, stride.
tower above
Examples of usage:
  1. He was a middle- aged man, dressed in a suit of dark grey, with his legs encased in strong leather gaiters, and a broad- brimmed hat on his head; a pair of huge saddle- bags, too, were thrown across the hardy- looking mustang he bestrode. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Cows bellowed, and cart- horses neighed, and pigs grunted, and geese gabbled, and ducks quacked, and cocks and hens flapped and fluttered promiscuously, as they mingled in a sort of yard divided from the house by a low dyke, possessing the accommodation of a crazy gate, which was bestrode by a parcel of bare- legged boys. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  3. Morning, noon, and night, the little dapple- grey animal which the young incumbent bestrode was to be seen tied up to the gateposts of Laburnum Cottage: substantial proof that Pringle was within. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  4. As he rode at full speed through the park, the villain's mind sped more rapidly than the animal he bestrode,- sped from fear to hope, hope to assurance. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. Every jog of the trotting horse whose back he bestrode was a twitching torture. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White