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skid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Transport
skidskid1 /skɪd/ verb (skidded, skidding) [intransitive]  TTSLIDEif a vehicle or a wheel on a vehicle skids, it suddenly slides sideways and you cannot control it The car skidded as she turned onto the highway.skid on/into/across etc The bus skidded off the road and into a ditch.
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Examples from the Corpus
skidI suppose the driver of that car skidded.So I was skidding and bumping along the runway, trying to get the beast to translational-lift speed.The car in front of me skidded and I slammed the brakes on to avoid it.Then I skidded and slanted through into Public Baths Surf.People come right through a closed ramp, skidding and veering around me.The other car had skidded into hers and made her forget the phone call.Nineteen people were injured today when a bus skidded off the road into a ditch.The plane touched down and skidded off the runway.They set off down the road, the dogs skidding on the hard packed snow.When our buckets are full, we top the tour with a skidding riff of singing sand.It skidded slightly and slowed down.She skidded to a halt, jumped off her scooter, and ran into the house.skid on/into/across etcIn the morning the car skidded on an icy hill and flapped into a ditch.The other car had skidded into hers and made her forget the phone call.He skidded on Ne New & Lingwood party shoes.I laughed, and he skidded on some sea moss and fell between two rocks.Yet the moment they skidded into the gully they were trapped.Well-dressed suckers were pouring out of the upstairs theatre, barrelling down the rickety spiral staircase, skidding on the highly polished floor.They joke about the near-misses as their cars skid on the ice that lines the road to the colliery.It drove to one side, then turned 90 degrees, its tracks skidding on the rubble.
Related topics: Transport
skidskid2 noun [countable]  1 sliding movementSLIDE a sudden sliding movement of a vehicle that you cannot control Turn the car towards the skid if you lose control of it. He slammed on the brakes and we went into a long skid (=started to skid).2 on the skids3 put the skids under something4 sport [usually singular] American English a period of time during which a person or team is not successful – used in news reports The Red Sox victory ended a six-game skid.5 aircraftTTA a flat narrow part that is under some aircraft such as helicopters, and is used in addition to wheels for landing6 used to lift/move [usually plural]TT a piece of wood that is put under a heavy object to lift or move it
Examples from the Corpus
skidTurn the steering wheel in the direction of, and not against, a skid.Marta says this is easy to clean and still meets all safety and skid resistance requirements.And at floor level the Revue sits on four skid feet.There was a flat impact twelve feet up, a squealing skid and a howl of pain.Turn your front wheels in the direction of the skid, the direction in which the rear wheels are sliding.I was light on the skids, the troops were out.He grabbed the brake, pulled, and the buggy went into a wild skid and turned over.For off-road use, it comes with skid plates underneath.went into ... skidThe driver of a third car also lost control and went into a skid.He grabbed the brake, pulled, and the buggy went into a wild skid and turned over.
From Longman Business Dictionaryskidskid /skɪd/ noun [countable] American English a PALLET
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Verb table
skid
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskid
he, she, itskids
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskidded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skidded
he, she, ithas skidded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skidded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skid
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skidded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skidding
he, she, itis skidding
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you, we, theyare skidding
Past
I, he, she, itwas skidding
you, we, theywere skidding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skidding
he, she, ithas been skidding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skidding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skidding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skidding
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