sidle


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si·dle

 (sīd′l)
v. si·dled, si·dling, si·dles
v.intr.
1. To move sideways: sidled through the narrow doorway.
2. To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: swindlers who sidle up to tourists.
v.tr.
To cause to move sideways: We sidled the canoe to the riverbank.
n.
1. An unobtrusive, furtive, or coy advance.
2. A sideways movement.

[Back-formation from sideling.]

si′dling·ly adv.

sidle

(ˈsaɪdəl)
vb (intr)
1. to move in a furtive or stealthy manner; edge along
2. to move along sideways
n
a sideways movement
[C17: back formation from obsolete sideling sideways]
ˈsidler n

si•dle

(ˈsaɪd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.i.
1. to move sideways or obliquely.
2. to edge along furtively.
n.
3. a sidling movement.
[1690–1700; back formation from archaic sidelingsidelong, misconstrued as present participle of a verb ending in -le)]
si′dling•ly, adv.

sidle


Past participle: sidled
Gerund: sidling

Imperative
sidle
sidle
Present
I sidle
you sidle
he/she/it sidles
we sidle
you sidle
they sidle
Preterite
I sidled
you sidled
he/she/it sidled
we sidled
you sidled
they sidled
Present Continuous
I am sidling
you are sidling
he/she/it is sidling
we are sidling
you are sidling
they are sidling
Present Perfect
I have sidled
you have sidled
he/she/it has sidled
we have sidled
you have sidled
they have sidled
Past Continuous
I was sidling
you were sidling
he/she/it was sidling
we were sidling
you were sidling
they were sidling
Past Perfect
I had sidled
you had sidled
he/she/it had sidled
we had sidled
you had sidled
they had sidled
Future
I will sidle
you will sidle
he/she/it will sidle
we will sidle
you will sidle
they will sidle
Future Perfect
I will have sidled
you will have sidled
he/she/it will have sidled
we will have sidled
you will have sidled
they will have sidled
Future Continuous
I will be sidling
you will be sidling
he/she/it will be sidling
we will be sidling
you will be sidling
they will be sidling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sidling
you have been sidling
he/she/it has been sidling
we have been sidling
you have been sidling
they have been sidling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sidling
you will have been sidling
he/she/it will have been sidling
we will have been sidling
you will have been sidling
they will have been sidling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sidling
you had been sidling
he/she/it had been sidling
we had been sidling
you had been sidling
they had been sidling
Conditional
I would sidle
you would sidle
he/she/it would sidle
we would sidle
you would sidle
they would sidle
Past Conditional
I would have sidled
you would have sidled
he/she/it would have sidled
we would have sidled
you would have sidled
they would have sidled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sidle - move unobtrusively or furtively; "The young man began to sidle near the pretty girl sitting on the log"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
2.sidle - move sideways
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

sidle

verb edge, steal, slink, inch, ghost, creep, sneak A young man sidled up to me and said, 'May I help you?'

sidle

verb
To advance carefully and gradually:
Translations
يَقْتَرِب مِن
krást se
sompolyog
laumast, smeygja sér laumulega
išslinkti
sāniski iet
vykradnúť sa
yan yan gitmekyanaşmak

sidle

[ˈsaɪdl] VI to sidle up (to sb)acercarse furtivamente (a algn)
to sidle in/outentrar/salir furtivamente

sidle

[ˈsaɪdəl] vise faufiler
to sidle up to sb → s'approcher furtivement de qn

sidle

vi(sich) schleichen; to sidle away(sich) wegschleichen; he must have sidled offer muss sich verdrückt haben (inf); to sidle up to somebodysich an jdn heranschleichen

sidle

[ˈsaɪdl] vi to sidle up to sbavvicinarsi furtivamente a qn
to sidle out/past → uscire/passare furtivamente

sidle

(ˈsaidl) verb
to go or move in a manner intended not to attract attention or as if one is shy or uncertain. He sidled out of the room.
References in classic literature ?
But the instant she vanished, Meg began to sidle toward the door, murmuring.
After a time he began to sidle near to the youth, and in a different way try to make him a friend.
Next, leaving him to sidle along the footwalk, cast your eyes in the opposite direction, where a portly female, considerably in the wane of life, with a prayer-book in her hand, is proceeding to yonder church.
They now set out on their icy turnpike, and got on well enough, excepting that now and then a horse would sidle out of the track, and immediately sink up to the neck.
Occasionally, the delighted parent reached out her hand towards it, when the little thing, uttering a faint cry, and striking out its tiny limbs, would sidle for the rock, and the next moment be clasped to its mother's bosom.
I'm going North," and would sidle off, halting suddenly with a dramatic rattle of her rigging.
Thus, after long hours of what would be reckoned very fair mountaineering in civilized countries, they would pant over a saddle-back, sidle past a few landslips, and drop through forest at an angle of forty- five onto the road again.
In the midst of her satisfaction she continued to sidle, and at last the cause was disclosed.
It is not necessarily a lengthened preparation, being limited to the setting forth of very simple breakfast requisites for two and the broiling of a rasher of bacon at the fire in the rusty grate; but as Phil has to sidle round a considerable part of the gallery for every object he wants, and never brings two objects at once, it takes time under the circumstances.
cries Phil, who has started from his chair and unaccountably begun to sidle away.
Ralph observed, with an amusement that had a tinge of irony in it, that she was now going to sidle away quickly from this dangerous approach to intimacy on to topics of general and family interest.
Then one, and then another, and then all of them, began to sidle awkwardly away.