sidle

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verb si·dle \ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of sidle

sidled

;

sidling

play \ˈsīd-liŋ, ˈsī-dəl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go or move with one side foremost especially in a furtive advance

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to move or turn sideways

sidle

noun

Examples of sidle in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of sidle

probably back-formation from 2sideling


First Known Use: 1577


SIDLE Defined for English Language Learners

sidle

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verb si·dle \ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of sidle for English Language Learners

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

  • : to go or move with one side forward


SIDLE Defined for Kids

sidle

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verb si·dle \ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of sidle for Students

sidled

;

sidling

  1. :  to go or move with one side forward The crab sidled away.



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