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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 ?
Lena sidled up to me and said teasingly, `What made you so solemn?
Our drivers were standing together a little way off, so I sidled up to her a step or two, that we might have a little quiet talk.
The minute after, she had sidled to him, and was sticking primroses in his plate of porridge.
He so sidled and twittered and tilted as he hopped on his bush.
If you had fallen up against him (as some of them did), on purpose, he would have made a feint of endeavouring to seize you, which would have been an affront to your understanding, and would instantly have sidled off in the direction of the plump sister.
He sidled in and out of a room, to take up the less space.
Without heeding her angry look and curt rebuke, he half turned, and sidled away into the shrubbery, whence the tray presently rose into the air, flew across the laurel hedge, and descended with a peal of stage thunder on the stooped shoulders of Josephs.
At last the breeze came; the schooner sidled and drew nearer in the dark; I felt the hawser slacken once more, and with a good, tough effort, cut the last fibres through.
I think I should feel QUITE well if he only felt my pulse," said Duchess, backing away from the magpie, who sidled up with something in his beak.
This man held his hat in one hand and a little green flag in the other: whenever he waved the flag the procession advanced a little nearer, when he dipped it they sidled a little farther off, and whenever he waved his hat they all raised a hoarse cheer.
She sidled into the shore, lowered a plank, and the Governor followed his horse aboard.
They took the whipping-chains and rattled them in their trunks as they sidled up to Moti Guj, meaning to hustle him between them.