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Verb: straddle  stra-d(u)l
  1. Sit or stand astride of
     
  2. Range or extend over; occupy a certain area
    "The plants straddle the entire state";
    - range
     
  3. Be noncommittal
Noun: straddle  stra-d(u)l
  1. A noncommittal or equivocal position
     
  2. A gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
     
  3. The act of sitting or standing astride
    - span
     
  4. 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

Derived forms: straddled, straddles, straddling

Type of: be, comprise, constitute, gymnastic exercise, make up, motility, motion, move, movement, option, perspective, position, represent, view

Encyclopedia: Straddle