to move sideways or obliquely.
to edge along furtively.
a sidling movement.
- si·dling·ly, adverb
- un·si·dling, adjective
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How to use sidle in a sentence
He resisted the lures of the buckle bunnies who linger late in a rodeo arena, looking to sidle up against the winners.
Best Seat in the House: sidle up to the glossy bar in the Lobby; reserve a table near the fireplace in the Punch Room.Where to Fall in Love—or Just Get Drunk—on Valentine’s Day | Condé Nast Traveler | February 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
sidle up to the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, the alleged originator of the Bloody Mary.
Look in my face while I snuff the sidle of evening, Talk honestly, for no one else hears you, and I stay only a minute longer.
However, now is the chance to sidle up to the newly engaged royal—or at least a faux version of him.
His interlocutor began, with a shake of the eyeglass, to shift and sidle again, as if distinctly excited by the subject.The Awkward Age | Henry James
"You'll admit it is a tradition," said Saulisbury, glad of a chance to sidle away.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
Night after night she would sidle up to his knee, and sue for his notice; and night after night she would retire discomfited.The Backwoodsmen | Charles G. D. Roberts
He could whirl her, dip her, sidle her, lead or pursue her; and she obeyed his will as instantly as if he were her owner.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
Then she tried to sidle through the narrow opening, got stuck, and was urged on by Madge pushing her.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm | Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for sidle
to move in a furtive or stealthy manner; edge along
to move along sideways
a sideways movement
- sidler, noun
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