[ skid ]
/ skɪd /


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

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



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

Related forms

skid·ding·ly, adverban·ti·skid·ding, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for skid


/ (skɪd) /

verb skids, skidding or skidded


Derived Forms

skiddy, adjective

Word Origin for skid

C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare ski
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Idioms and Phrases with skid


In addition to the idiom beginning with skid

  • skid row

also see:

  • on the skids
  • put the skids on
  • put the skids under
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