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English definition of “skid”

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
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