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English definition of “sidle”

sidle

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈsaɪ.dl̩/ us  
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.
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