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straddle

1. Athletics a high-jumping technique in which the body is parallel with the bar and the legs straddle it at the highest point of the jump
2. (in poker) the stake put up after the ante in poker by the second player after the dealer
3. Irish a wooden frame placed on a horse's back to which panniers are attached
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We would rather try to straddle the fence or ride down the middle of the road, but there are certain times when we have to take a stand and choose our side.
You got people who want to straddle the fence and they don't really want to take on responsibility.
With gameplay that looks to straddle the fence between arcade and simulation, it aims for the mass market at the expense of some of its heritage.
Also of interest here are folks who straddle the fence, as it were, between poetry and song.