Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “sidle”

sidle

verb [I usually + adv/prep]     /ˈsaɪ.dl̩/
to walk towards or away from someone, trying not to be noticed : Tim sidled up/over to the girl sitting at the bar and asked if he could buy her a drink . She sidled past him, pretending that she had not seen him.Slow and moving slowlyHiding and disguising
(Definition of sidle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sidle

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Hiding and disguising, but you might be interested in these topics from the Showing and hiding topic area:

Definitions of “sidle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More