Making great strides in their studies.
An example of stride is when you walk down the street purposefully, wanting to quickly get to your destination.
Striding the stage.
Stride a brook.
To stride the street.
To make rapid strides.
- To achieve a steady, effective pace.
- To attain a maximum level of competence.
- To cope with calmly, without interrupting one's normal routine:.Taking their newfound wealth in stride.
- To reach one's normal speed or level of efficiency.
- To cope with (a difficult task or challenge) without hesitation, disruption, overreaction, etc.
Origin of stride
- Middle English striden from Old English strīdan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English stridan (“to stride"), from Proto-Germanic *strÄ«danÄ…. Cognate with Low German striden (“fight"), Dutch strijden (“fight"), German streiten (“fight, quarrel").
- See the above verb.