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Definition of 'skid'

Noun

  1. one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  2. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
       Synonyms: brake shoe shoe
  3. an unexpected slide
       Synonyms: slip sideslip

Verb

  1. slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
  2. elevate onto skids
  3. apply a brake or skid to
  4. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
       Synonyms: slip slue slew slide


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