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

 

skid

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//skɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skid
BrE BrE//skɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪd//
 
he / she / it skids
BrE BrE//skɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪdz//
 
past simple skidded
BrE BrE//ˈskɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪdɪd//
 
past participle skidded
BrE BrE//ˈskɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪdɪd//
 
-ing form skidding
BrE BrE//ˈskɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪdɪŋ//
 
Motoring problems and accidents
 
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(skidding, skidded) [intransitive] (usually of a vehicle) to slide sideways or forwards in an uncontrolled way The car skidded on the ice and went straight into the wall. She could feel they were skidding. The taxi skidded to a halt just in time. Her foot skidded on the wet floor and she fell heavily. More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents Word Origin late 17th cent. (as a noun in the sense ‘supporting beam’): perhaps related to Old Norse skíth ‘billet, snowshoe’.Extra examples A truck had skidded out of control on the icy road. One rider came off as his bike skidded sideways. The car skidded and crashed into a wall. We skidded and slid across the wet cobblestones.
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