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English definition of “skid”


verb [I]  /skɪd/ (-dd-) us  
(esp. of a vehicle) to slide unintentionally on a surface: His car skidded on a patch of ice. fig. Stock prices skidded again today (= they dropped suddenly).


noun [C]  /skɪd/ us  
an unintentional sliding movement, esp. of a vehicle: The roads were slick, and we went into a skid. fig. They won three games, then went into a skid (= begin to lose frequently).
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