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skid

skid

 
pronunciation:
skId
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden sliding, often sideways, of a vehicle without the wheels turning.
definition 2: a plank, log, or bar on which heavy objects can be rolled or slid.
definition 3: a low, usu. wooden platform for supporting and moving heavy objects, as with a forklift truck.
definition 4: a runner used as the landing gear of certain aircraft.
definition 5: (pl.) a downward way to failure or ruin.
His career is on the skids.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: skidded, skidding, skids
definition: to slide suddenly, often sideways, as a vehicle that has lost traction.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to use a skid to convey or support.
definition 2: to direct the course of by going into a skid.
The driver skidded the bus around a corner.
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