Definition of sidle
sidlingplay \ˈsīd-liŋ, ˈsī-dəl-iŋ\
: to go or move with one side foremost especially in a furtive advance
: to cause to move or turn sideways
Examples of sidle in a Sentence
He sidled up to me and slipped me a note.
She sidled over and whispered, “Do you see that guy?”.
She sidled through the narrow opening.
Recent Examples of sidle from the Web
And that sort of set the stage for Erin the entertainer to sidle up next to Erin the speller.
Another legislator sidled up to me yesterday and said, ‘Those aren’t Americans up there.'
This worked perfectly, and now when the Roomba is moving along the side of the sofa, the screws keep it from sidling under and getting stuck.
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Origin and Etymology of sidle
probably back-formation from 2sideling
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
SIDLE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sidle for Students
: to go or move with one side forward The crab sidled away.
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