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Synonyms for straddle

sit astride

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span

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cover

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Synonyms for straddle

to sit or stand with a leg on each side of

to sit or lie with the limbs spread out awkwardly

Synonyms for straddle

a noncommittal or equivocal position

a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

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the act of sitting or standing astride

the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

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sit or stand astride of

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range or extend over

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Today's support for such compromises represents a "placeholder in people's thinking," Wolfson says, as they straddle the fence between their belief in equality and their entrenched view of heterosexual marriage.
Chances are, a few members from both camps see both sides of the issue and, therefore, straddle the fence.
That answers the question of why the Democrats have no alternative plans, why they'll talk cut and run, but won't do it, and why they straddle the fence on support the troops but not the war.
Guidance must straddle the fence between fostering individual development and economic development.
A simpler explanation for Lippard's appearing to straddle the fence on the war effort would be his desire to sell books to readers on both sides of the debate.