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skid

 (skĭd)
n.
1. The action of sliding or slipping over a surface, often sideways.
2.
a. A plank, log, or timber, usually one of a pair, used as a support or as a track for sliding or rolling heavy objects.
b. A pallet for loading or handling goods, especially one having solid sideboards and no bottom.
c. One of several logs or timbers forming a skid road.
3. skids Nautical A wooden framework attached to the side of a ship to prevent damage, as when unloading.
4. A shoe or drag applying pressure to a wheel to brake a vehicle.
5. A runner in the landing gear of certain aircraft.
6. Informal
a. A period of sharp decline or repeated losses: Bad economic news sent the markets into a skid. The win ended the team's four-game skid.
b. skids A path to ruin or failure: His career hit the skids. Her life is now on the skids.
v. skid·ded, skid·ding, skids
v.intr.
1. To slide, especially roughly or heavily: The crate broke loose and skidded across the slanting deck.
2.
a. To slide sideways while moving because of loss of traction: The truck skidded on a patch of ice.
b. To slide from forward momentum, especially during an attempt to stop: braked hard and skidded to a stop. See Synonyms at slide.
3. To move sideways in a turn because of insufficient banking. Used of an airplane.
4. Informal To fall or decline sharply: "That news immediately sent bonds skidding to new lows" (Wall Street Journal).
v.tr.
1. To brake (a wheel) with a skid.
2. To haul on a skid or skids.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

skid

(skɪd)
vb, skids, skidding or skidded
1. (Automotive Engineering) to cause (a vehicle) to slide sideways or (of a vehicle) to slide sideways while in motion, esp out of control
2. (intr) to slide without revolving, as the wheel of a moving vehicle after sudden braking
3. (tr) US and Canadian to put or haul on a skid, esp along a special track
4. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to slide sideways away from the centre of a turn when insufficiently banked or (of an aircraft) to slide in this manner
n
5. an instance of sliding, esp sideways
6. (Forestry) chiefly US and Canadian one of the logs forming a skidway
7. (General Engineering) a support on which heavy objects may be stored and moved short distances by sliding
8. (Automotive Engineering) a shoe or drag used to apply pressure to the metal rim of a wheel to act as a brake
9. on the skids in decline or about to fail
[C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare ski]
ˈskiddy adj

skid

(skɪd)

n., v. skid•ded, skid•ding. n.
1. a plank, bar, log, or the like, esp. one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along.
2. a low mobile platform on which goods are placed for ease in handling, moving, etc.
3. a plank, log, low platform, etc., on or by which a load is supported.
4. a shoe or some other choke or drag for preventing the wheel of a vehicle from rotating, as when descending a hill.
5. an unexpected or uncontrollable slide on a smooth surface, esp. an oblique or wavering veer by a vehicle or its tires.
v.t.
6. to place on or slide along a skid.
7. to check the motion of with a skid: She skidded her skates to a stop.
8. to cause to go into a skid: to skid the car into a turn.
v.i.
9. to slide along without rotating, as a wheel to which a brake has been applied.
10. to slip or slide sideways, as an automobile in turning a corner rapidly.
11. to slide forward under the force of momentum after being braked, as a vehicle.
12. (of an airplane when not banked sufficiently) to slide sideways, away from the center of the curve described in turning. Compare slip 1 (def. 11).
13. to slip or slide; lose traction: feet skidding on icy pavement.
14. to falter or fail; decline.
Idioms:
the skids, the downward path to ruin, failure, depravity, etc.
[1600–10; appar. ultimately < Old Norse skīth; see ski]
skid′ding•ly, adv.

slide

skid
1. 'slide'

When something slides, it moves smoothly over a surface.

Tears were sliding down his cheeks.

The past tense and past participle of slide is slid, not 'slided'.

The gate slid open at the push of a button.
2. 'skid'

You do not use 'slide' to describe the movement of a vehicle when its wheels move sideways on a wet or icy road. The word you use is skid.

The car moved forward, skidding on the loose snow.
We skidded into the ditch.

skid


Past participle: skidded
Gerund: skidding

Imperative
skid
skid
Present
I skid
you skid
he/she/it skids
we skid
you skid
they skid
Preterite
I skidded
you skidded
he/she/it skidded
we skidded
you skidded
they skidded
Present Continuous
I am skidding
you are skidding
he/she/it is skidding
we are skidding
you are skidding
they are skidding
Present Perfect
I have skidded
you have skidded
he/she/it has skidded
we have skidded
you have skidded
they have skidded
Past Continuous
I was skidding
you were skidding
he/she/it was skidding
we were skidding
you were skidding
they were skidding
Past Perfect
I had skidded
you had skidded
he/she/it had skidded
we had skidded
you had skidded
they had skidded
Future
I will skid
you will skid
he/she/it will skid
we will skid
you will skid
they will skid
Future Perfect
I will have skidded
you will have skidded
he/she/it will have skidded
we will have skidded
you will have skidded
they will have skidded
Future Continuous
I will be skidding
you will be skidding
he/she/it will be skidding
we will be skidding
you will be skidding
they will be skidding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skidding
you have been skidding
he/she/it has been skidding
we have been skidding
you have been skidding
they have been skidding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skidding
you will have been skidding
he/she/it will have been skidding
we will have been skidding
you will have been skidding
they will have been skidding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skidding
you had been skidding
he/she/it had been skidding
we had been skidding
you had been skidding
they had been skidding
Conditional
I would skid
you would skid
he/she/it would skid
we would skid
you would skid
they would skid
Past Conditional
I would have skidded
you would have skidded
he/she/it would have skidded
we would have skidded
you would have skidded
they would have skidded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skid - one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objectsskid - one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
slideway, sloping trough, chute, slide - sloping channel through which things can descend
plank, board - a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
2.skid - a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotationskid - a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
brake lining - the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
drum brake - hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
3.skid - an unexpected slide
glide, coast, slide - the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
Verb1.skid - slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
slide, slew, slue, slip, skid - move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
2.skid - elevate onto skids
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
3.skid - apply a brake or skid to
brake - cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"
4.skid - move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
submarine - move forward or under in a sliding motion; "The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"
skid - slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
side-slip - slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly

skid

verb slide, slip, slither, coast, glide, skim, veer, toboggan The car pulled up too fast and skidded on the shoulder of the road.
on the skids in trouble, breaking down, on the rocks, going downhill, be on its last legs, falling apart at the seams My marriage was on the skids.

skid

noun
A usually swift downward trend, as in prices:
verb
1. To lose one's balance and fall or almost fall:
Idiom: take a skid.
2. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
Translations
إنْزِلاقيَنْزَلِقيَنْزَلِقُ
smykzarážkadostat smyksmeknout se
skride udstopklodsudskridning
jalasliirataliirtääliirtoliuku
kliziti
kerékkötõmegcsúszás
renna til, skrensaskorîa, fleygurskrens
横すべりする
미끄러지다
mesti į šalįnublokšti į šalįšliūžėsusimėtymassusimėtyti
bremzes kurpesamešanāssamestiessānslīdeslīdēt
derraparderrapagem
zošmyknúť sa
zdrsniti
sladda
ลื่น
kaymakaymakpatinajpatinaj yapmaktakoz
trượt

skid

[skɪd]
A. N
1. (Aut etc) → patinazo m, resbalón m
2. (Aer) → patín m
to grease the skids (US) → engrasar el mecanismo
to put the skids under sbdeshacerse de algn con maña
her marriage/career is on the skidssu matrimonio/carrera se está yendo al garete, su matrimonio/carrera está cayendo en picado
B. VI (Aut) → patinar; [person, object] → deslizarse, resbalarse
it went skidding across the floorse deslizó velozmente sobre el suelo
to skid intodar con or contra
I skidded into a treepatiné y di contra un árbol, de un patinazo di contra un árbol
the car skidded to a haltel coche patinó y paró
C. CPD skid row N (US) calles donde se refugian los borrachos, drogadictos, etc

skid

[ˈskɪd]
ndérapage m
to go into a skid [vehicle] → déraper
to be on the skids [career, marriage] → partir à vau-l'eau
vi [vehicle] → déraperskid mark n [vehicle] → trace f de dérapageskid row Skid Row [ˌskɪdˈrəʊ] n (mainly US)bas-fonds mpl

skid

n
(= sliding movement: Aut etc) → Schleudern nt; to steer into/against a skidmit-/gegensteuern; to go into a skidins Schleudern geraten or kommen; to correct a skid, to pull out of a skiddas Fahrzeug abfangen or wieder in seine Gewalt bekommen; to stop with a skidschleudernd zum Stehen kommen
(on wheel) → Rolle f
(= runner)Gleiter m; (of plane, sledge etc)Gleitkufe f
skids pl (fig) he was on or hit the skids (inf)es ging abwärts mit ihm; her marriage/career is on the skids (inf)ihre Ehe/Karriere ist ins Schleudern geraten; to put the skids under somebody/somebody’s plans (inf)jdn/jds Pläne zu Fall bringen, jdm die Suppe versalzen (inf)
vi (car, objects)schleudern; (person)ausrutschen; to skid across the floorüber den Boden rutschen or schlittern; the car skidded into a treeder Wagen schleuderte gegen einen Baum

skid

:
skidlid
n (sl)Sturzhelm m
skidmark
nReifenspur f; (from braking) → Bremsspur f
skidpan
nSchleuderstrecke f
skidproof
adj tyre etcrutschfest
skid row
n (esp US inf) → (Kaschemmen- und) Pennergegend f (inf); to be on or in skidheruntergekommen sein; he ended up in skider ist als Penner geendet (inf)

skid

[skɪd]
1. n (Aut) → slittamento; (sideways slip) → sbandamento
to go into a skid → slittare, sbandare
to get out of a skid, to correct a skid → riprendere controllo del veicolo
2. vi (Aut) → slittare; (slip sideways) → sbandare; (person, object) → scivolare
to skid into sth (car) → slittare e sbattere contro qc (person, object) → scivolare contro qc

skid

(skid) past tense, past participle ˈskidded verb
to slide accidentally sideways. His back wheel skidded and he fell off his bike.
noun
1. an accidental slide sideways.
2. a wedge etc put under a wheel to check it on a steep place.

skid

يَنْزَلِقُ dostat smyk skride ud rutschen ολισθαίνω resbalar luisua déraper kliziti slittare 横すべりする 미끄러지다 slippen skrense wpaść w poślizg derrapar заносить sladda ลื่น kaymak trượt 打滑
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