sidle

verb si·dle \ ˈsī-dᵊl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of sidle

sidled; sidling play \ˈsīd-liŋ, ˈsī-dᵊl-iŋ\
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 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.

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Origin and Etymology of sidle

probably back-formation from 2sideling


SIDLE Defined for English Language Learners

sidle

verb

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

verb si·dle \ ˈsī-dᵊl \

Definition of sidle for Students

sidled; sidling
:to go or move with one side forward
  • The crab sidled away.


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