Definition of skid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    skid

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//skɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1the movement of a vehicle when it suddenly slides sideways in an uncontrolled way The motorcycle went into a skid. The skid marks on the road showed how fast the car had been traveling.
  2. 2a part that is underneath some aircraft, beside the wheels, and is used for landing the skids of a helicopter
  3. Idioms
    be on the skids(informal)
     
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    to be in a bad situation that will get worse The party was on the skids for months before the election.
    put the skids on somebody/something(informal)
     
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    to stop someone or something from being successful or making progress
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