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English noun: skid

1. skid (artifact) one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

Broader (hypernym)board, plank

Part meronymchute, slide, slideway, sloping trough

2. skid (artifact) a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

Synonymsbrake shoe, shoe

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Part holonymbrake lining

Part meronymdrum brake

3. skid (act) an unexpected slide

Synonymssideslip, slip

Broader (hypernym)coast, glide, slide

English verb: skid

1. skid (motion) slide without control

SamplesThe car skidded in the curve on the wet road.

ExamplesThese cars won't skid

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)skid, slew, slide, slip, slue

2. skid (motion) elevate onto skids

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

3. skid (motion) apply a brake or skid to

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brake

4. skid (motion) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

SamplesThe wheels skidded against the sidewalk.

Synonymsslew, slide, slip, slue

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)glide

Narrower (hyponym)side-slip, skid, submarine

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