- 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
From Old English stridan (“to stride"), from Proto-Germanic *strÄ«danÄ…. Cognate with Low German striden (“fight"), Dutch strijden (“fight"), German streiten (“fight, quarrel").
Middle English striden from Old English strīdan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
See the above verb.
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