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
A family of tourists in Canada’s Steveston Harbor recently got a treat when a friendly-looking sea lion sidled up to them in the water.
Trying to sidle up to a tapas bar on a Friday night requires one to (politely) execute MMA moves.
Speaking in Australia's capital, Canberra, Clapper also warned against Trump's apparent sidling up to Russia.
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.'
Ramirez is sidling next to Trout among the Angels’ best performers this season.
Soon after, the team trainer sidled up to Williams.
State decisions that usurped local rules now mean that a man with a luger under his coat is allowed to sidle up to a bar in Cleveland.
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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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