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Definition 1: an unexpected slide - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for skid in the sense of this definition

(skid is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects - [noun denoting artifact]

(skid is a kind of ...) a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

(... is part of skid) sloping channel through which things can descend

Definition 3: a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for skid in the sense of this definition

(skid is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(skid is a part of ...) the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum

(... is part of skid) hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe

Definition 4: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner - [verb of motion]

Samples where skid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Synonyms for skid in the sense of this definition

(skid is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of skid ) move forward or under in a sliding motion

"The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"

(... is a kind of skid ) slide without control

"the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"

(... is a kind of skid ) slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis

Definition 5: apply a brake or skid to - [verb of motion]

(skid is a kind of ...) cause to stop by applying the brakes

"brake the car before you go into a curve"

Definition 6: elevate onto skids - [verb of motion]

(skid is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Definition 7: slide without control - [verb of motion]

Samples where skid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car skidded in the curve on the wet road

(skid is a kind of ...) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

"the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

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