sidle


si·dle

verb \ˈsī-dəl\

: to move close to someone in a quiet or secret way

: to go or move with one side forward

si·dledsi·dling \ˈsīd-liŋ, ˈsī-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of SIDLE

intransitive verb
:  to go or move with one side foremost especially in a furtive advance
transitive verb
:  to cause to move or turn sideways
sidle noun

Examples of SIDLE

  1. He sidled up to me and slipped me a note.
  2. She sidled over and whispered, Do you see that guy?.
  3. She sidled through the narrow opening.

Origin of SIDLE

probably back-formation from 2sideling
First Known Use: 1577

Rhymes with SIDLE

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