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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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When straddling occurs after a bout of trailing, it is probably an aggressive behavior in most cases since the lizard that is trailed and straddled typically reacts by fleeing.
As indicated in our prior public filings and press releases, the company has been straddled with many problems resulting from prior management.
Thus, T's position in X stock is only partially straddled by the put option.
The survey lines straddled the known orebody on the Coleman vein system and also covered the postulated extension of the vein system to the north.
Other witnesses told the Advertiser that Dick straddled the hole for about 30 seconds with his arms out, and then the water spouted and shot him upward three to five feet before he fell on the rock and slipped into the hole.