As a second sense, astride means extending across. But I am getting confused with some of its usage examples.
I found an example of a preposition astride used with the verb stand in an Oxford English Living Dictionaries usage example:
‘the port stands astride an international route’.
I also found an example of astride used with the verb sit in one of the Sentence Dict site's usage instances.
- It lies in the southeast of Asia and sits astride the Tropic of Cancer.
The verb sit and stand are opposite to each other, but how can they be used in a context indicating the same meaning?