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stride

in gait (usually walking or running): the interval between an event of one foot (e.g. heel-strike or toe-strike) and the next occurrence of the same event of the same foot. stride length the distance between the position (e.g. heel contact) of one foot and the subsequent position of the same foot. May also include other support devices such as crutches. Should be the same for each foot as long as movement is in a straight line (i.e. not in a curve). Usually measured in metres. stride rate the number of strides per minute.

stride

body movement during two successive steps (see step)
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Gomes' free-kick went long into City territory, Crouch climbed above Nedum Onuoha to flick on and Defoe hardly had to break stride before poking home his 14th of the season.
Leaving Corbridge it was Purvis who was next to lose contact as the leading trio didn't break stride in easing past the water station and passing a bottle round between them.
No arguments, his long-range passing was of the highest order, and one 50-yard scud picked out Florent Malouda without the French winger having to break stride.
Trapping really well, he hardly seemed to break stride going round the first couple of bends and maintained a strong gallop throughout to come home nearly four lengths to the good of Target Harry.
Brett Ormerod's cross was headed into his path by David Nugent and he didn't even need to break stride to bludgeon the ball past Luke McCormick.
Shearer typically did not break stride before smashing home a right-footed shot that flew beyond Pressman's right hand into the bottom corner of the Mansfield goal.
His cross saw Ben Steane's effort fall for Morson who didn't break stride as he thundered the ball low into the bottom corner past goalkeeper Damion Quailey.
A free-kick was cleared to the edge of the box and Mauchline didn't even break stride before smacking a volley past Hogarth.
No arguments, his longrange passing was of the highest order, and one 50-yard scud picked out Florent Malouda without the French winger having to break stride.
The former Torquay man quickly slid the ball into the path of Mahon who didn't break stride as he crashed a vicious drive past the diving Lee Camp.