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
President Obama drew close and Reverend Graham sidled up to the president in his sitting chair.When Obama Visited Billy Graham, Each Man Prayed for the Other | Joshua DuBois | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He sidled up to a plainclothes security officer and thrust the box toward him.
The revelation was made soon after tea, when she sidled close up to him as they paced slowly along the sea-front in the dusk.The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories | Algernon Blackwood
He hated scenes and tiresome debates as he hated people who cringed and sidled before him.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
He sidled back again with me behind him, wondering how far one fair kick would lift him.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
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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