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Definition of sidle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sidle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sidle
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdl//
 
he / she / it sidles
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdlz//
 
past simple sidled
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdld//
 
past participle sidled
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdld//
 
-ing form sidling
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk somewhere in a shy or uncertain way as if you do not want to be noticed She sidled up to me and whispered something in my ear. He sidled into the room. I was getting ready to sidle away when the man called to me. The waiter sidled over to our table. Word Origin late 17th cent.: back-formation from sideling, from side + the adverbial suffix -ling.
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