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"skid" in British English

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skidverb [I]

uk   us   /skɪd/ (-dd-)
(​especially of a ​vehicle) to ​slide along a ​surface so that you have no ​control: Tony's ​car skidded on some ​ice and ​hit a ​tree.

skidnoun [C]

uk   us   /skɪd/
a ​slidingmovement that cannot be ​controlled: She was ​riding too ​fast on a ​wetroad, and the ​motorbike went into a skid. one of two ​longflatpieces under some ​aircraft, such as helicopters, that ​help the ​aircraft to ​land a ​support, often made of ​wood, for ​raisingheavyobjects off the ​ground or for ​moving them
(Definition of skid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skid" in American English

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skidverb [I]

 us   /skɪd/ (-dd-)
(esp. of a ​vehicle) to ​slideunintentionally on a ​surface: His ​car skidded on a ​patch of ​ice. fig. Stock ​prices skidded again today (= they ​droppedsuddenly).

skidnoun [C]

 us   /skɪd/
an ​unintentionalslidingmovement, 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 ​losefrequently).
(Definition of skid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"skid" in Business English

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skidnoun [C]

uk   us   /skɪd/ US COMMERCE, PRODUCTION, TRANSPORT
→  pallet
(Definition of skid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skid”
in Korean 미끄러지다…
in Arabic يَنْزَلِق…
in Malaysian tergelincir…
in French déraper…
in Russian заносить (об автомобиле)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指車輛)打滑…
in Italian slittare…
in Turkish patinaj yapmak, kaymak…
in Polish wpaść w poślizg…
in Spanish derrapar, patinar…
in Vietnamese chèn, chặn…
in Portuguese derrapar…
in Thai ลื่น…
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…
in Indonesian tergelincir…
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