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v. si·dled, si·dling, si·dles
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.
To cause to move sideways: We sidled the canoe to the riverbank.
1. An unobtrusive, furtive, or coy advance.
2. A sideways movement.
[Back-formation from sideling.]
in the manner of a sidle