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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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