take (something) in one's stride definition, take (something) in one's stride meaning | English dictionary




1    a long step or pace  
2    the space measured by such a step  
3    a striding gait  
4    an act of forward movement by an animal, completed when the legs have returned to their initial relative positions  
5    progress or development (esp. in the phrase make rapid strides)  
6    a regular pace or rate of progress  
to get into one's stride, to be put off one's stride     
7      (Rowing)   the distance covered between strokes  
8      (Also called)    stride piano     (Jazz)   a piano style characterized by single bass notes on the first and third beats and chords on the second and fourth  
9    pl  
Informal     (chiefly Austral)   men's trousers  
10    take (something) in one's stride          to do (something) without difficulty or effort  
      vb   , strides, striding, strode, stridden  
11    intr   to walk with long regular or measured paces, as in haste, etc.  
12    tr   to cover or traverse by striding  
he strode thirty miles     
13    often foll by: over, across, etc.   to cross (over a space, obstacle, etc.) with a stride  
14    intr     (Rowing)   to achieve the desired rhythm in a racing shell  
     (Old English stridan; related to Old High German stritan to quarrel; see straddle)  
  strider      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    abduct, acquire, arrest, capture, carry off, cart off     (slang)   catch, clutch, ensnare, entrap, gain possession of, get, get hold of, grasp, grip, have, help oneself to, lay hold of, obtain, receive, secure, seize, win  
2    abstract, appropriate, blag     (slang)   cabbage     (Brit. slang)   carry off, filch, misappropriate, nick     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   pinch     (informal)   pocket, purloin, run off with, steal, swipe     (slang)   walk off with  
3    book, buy, engage, hire, lease, pay for, pick, purchase, rent, reserve, select  
4    abide, bear, brave, brook, endure, go through, hack     (slang)   pocket, put up with     (informal)   stand, stomach, submit to, suffer, swallow, thole     (Scot.)   tolerate, undergo, weather, withstand  
5    consume, drink, eat, imbibe, ingest, inhale, swallow  
6    accept, adopt, assume, enter upon, undertake  
7    do, effect, execute, have, make, perform  
8    assume, believe, consider, deem, hold, interpret as, perceive, presume, receive, regard, see as, think of as, understand  
9    be efficacious, do the trick     (informal)   have effect, operate, succeed, work  
10    bear, bring, carry, cart, convey, ferry, fetch, haul, tote     (informal)   transport  
11    accompany, bring, conduct, convoy, escort, guide, hold (someone's) hand, lead, usher  
12    attract, become popular, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, fascinate, please, win favour  
13    call for, demand, necessitate, need, require  
14    deduct, eliminate, remove, subtract  
15    accept, accommodate, contain, have room for, hold  
16      (slang)   bilk, cheat, con     (informal)   deceive, defraud, do     (slang)   dupe, fiddle     (informal)   gull     (archaic)   pull a fast one on     (informal)   stiff     (slang)   swindle  
17    catch, gate, haul, proceeds, profits, receipts, return, revenue, takings, yield  
1    free, let go, release  
2    give, give back, hand over, restore, return, surrender, yield  
4    avoid, dodge, give in, give way  
6    decline, dismiss, eschew, ignore, refuse, reject, scorn, spurn  
9    fail, flop     (informal)  
10    send  
14    add, put  

take aback     
astonish, astound, bewilder, disconcert, flabbergast     (informal)   floor     (informal)   nonplus, stagger, startle, stun, surprise  
take back  
1    disavow, disclaim, recant, renege, renounce, retract, unsay, withdraw  
2    get back, recapture, reclaim, reconquer, regain, repossess, retake  
3    accept back, exchange, give one a refund for  
take down  
1    make a note of, minute, note, put on record, record, set down, transcribe, write down  
2    depress, drop, haul down, let down, lower, pull down, remove, take off  
3    demolish, disassemble, dismantle, level, raze, take apart, take to pieces, tear down  
4    deflate, humble, humiliate, mortify, put down     (slang)  
take in  
1    absorb, assimilate, comprehend, digest, get the hang of     (informal)   grasp, understand  
2    comprise, contain, cover, embrace, encompass, include  
3    accommodate, admit, let in, receive  
4      (informal)   bilk, cheat, con     (informal)   cozen, deceive, do     (slang)   dupe, fool, gull     (archaic)   hoodwink, mislead, pull the wool over (someone's) eyes     (informal)   stiff     (slang)   swindle, trick  
take off  
1    discard, divest oneself of, doff, drop, peel off, remove, strip off  
2    become airborne, leave the ground, lift off, take to the air  
3      (informal)   abscond, beat it     (slang)   decamp, depart, disappear, go, hit the road     (slang)   hook it     (slang)   leave, pack one's bags     (informal)   set out, slope off, split     (slang)   strike out  
4      (informal)   caricature, hit off, imitate, lampoon, mimic, mock, parody, satirize, send up     (Brit. informal)   spoof     (informal)   take the piss (out of)     (taboo slang)   travesty  
take on  
1    employ, engage, enlist, enrol, hire, retain  
2    acquire, assume, come to have  
3    accept, address oneself to, agree to do, have a go at     (informal)   tackle, undertake  
4    compete against, contend with, enter the lists against, face, fight, match oneself against, oppose, pit oneself against, vie with  
5      (informal)   break down, get excited, get upset, give way, make a fuss  
take over     
assume control of, become leader of, come to power, gain control of, succeed to, take command of  
take to  
1    flee to, head for, make for, man, run for  
2    become friendly, be pleased by, be taken with, conceive an affection for, get on with, like, warm to  
3    have recourse to, make a habit of, resort to  
take up  
1    adopt, assume, become involved in, engage in, start  
2    begin again, carry on, continue, follow on, go on, pick up, proceed, recommence, restart, resume  
3    absorb, consume, cover, extend over, fill, occupy, use up  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
stop talking; refrain from saying something
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
make a lot of efforts to understand something
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
be kept waiting
go for something, take one's chances
to lose one's temper
very familiar
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
cela prend trop de temps
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
avoir un chat dans la gorge
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
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