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"sidle" in British English

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sidleverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈsaɪ.dəl/  us   /ˈsaɪ.dəl/
to ​walk towards or away from someone, ​trying not to be ​noticed: Tim sidled up/over to the ​girlsitting at the ​bar and ​asked if he could ​buy her a ​drink. She sidled past him, ​pretending that she had not ​seen him.
(Definition of sidle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sidleverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈsɑɪd·əl/
to move in an ​uncertainmanner with one ​sidefacingforward: Jordan sidled over to the ​girl and ​asked if she’d like to ​dance.
(Definition of sidle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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