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skid

verb [I] uk   /skɪd/ (-dd-) us  
(especially of a vehicle) to slide along a surface so that you have no control: Trevor's bus skidded on some ice and hit a tree.

skid

noun [C] uk   /skɪd/ us  
a sliding movement that cannot be controlled: She was riding too fast on a wet road, and the motorbike went into a skid. one of two long flat pieces under some aircraft such as helicopters, which help the aircraft to land a support, often made of wood, for raising heavy objects off the ground or for moving them
Translations of “skid”
in Korean 미끄러지다…
in Arabic يَنْزَلِق…
in French déraper…
in Turkish patinaj yapmak, kaymak…
in Italian slittare…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指車輛)打滑…
in Russian заносить (об автомобиле)…
in Polish wpaść w poślizg…
in Spanish derrapar, patinar…
in Portuguese derrapar…
in German rutschen…
in Catalan patinar, derrapar…
in Japanese (車などが)横滑りする…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指车辆)打滑…
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