skid

[ skid ]
/ skɪd /

noun

verb (used with object), skid·ded, skid·ding.

verb (used without object), skid·ded, skid·ding.

Idioms for skid

Origin of skid

1600–10; 1925–30 for def 18; apparently < Old Norse skith (noun), cognate with Old English scīd thin slip of wood; see ski

OTHER WORDS FROM skid

skid·ding·ly, adverban·ti·skid·ding, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for on the skids

skid
/ (skɪd) /

verb skids, skidding or skidded

noun

Derived forms of skid

skiddy, adjective

Word Origin for skid

C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare ski
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Idioms and Phrases with on the skids (1 of 2)

on the skids

In the process of decline or ruin, as in If she quit now, her career would be on the skids. The skids here are runners such as those on a sled, enabling one to go downhill quickly. [c. 1920]

Idioms and Phrases with on the skids (2 of 2)

skid

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