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
Try sidling up to a bar in Brooklyn and announcing that you've never seen a single second of The Wire or Friday Night Lights.‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic | Andrew Romano | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, Obama sidling up to bondholders should come as no surprise.Barack Obama’s Herbert Hoover Budget a Political Boon for Republicans | Lloyd Green | April 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
These are worthwhile questions, usually considered before sidling up to the word processor.
Mercury sidling up to the Sun offers a clear outline for networking your way out of any stifling hives trying to assimilate you.
They deployed much like Western drug dealers, sidling up to pedestrians to whisper, “Dog, got a dog.”
"It is magnificent to be such a willing—" added Schliemann, sidling up to him with a dreadful leer on his face.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
The yellow-eyed girl came sidling forward and rubbed herself against his thigh, head, shoulder and flank.The Stars, My Brothers | Edmond Hamilton
All in a quiver, he champed the bit, and came sidling up the road with arched neck, and foam churning from his jaws.
But, go sidling or go straight, Uncas had seen the movement, and their trail led us on to the broken bush.The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
With a staff in one hand and screening her eyes with the other, old Rachel comes sidling down the steps.The Saxons | Edwin Davies Schoonmaker
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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