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SKID (skidded, skidding)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skid mean? 

SKID (noun)
  The noun SKID has 3 senses:

1. one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
2. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
3. an unexpected slide

  Familiarity information: SKID used as a noun is uncommon.


SKID (verb)
  The verb SKID has 4 senses:

1. slide without control
2. elevate onto skids
3. apply a brake or skid to
4. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

  Familiarity information: SKID used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKID (noun)


Sense 1skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("skid" is a kind of...):

board; plank (a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes)

Holonyms ("skid" is a part of...):

chute; slide; slideway; sloping trough (sloping channel through which things can descend)


Sense 2skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

brake shoe; skid; shoe

Hypernyms ("skid" is a kind of...):

constraint; restraint (a device that retards something's motion)

Meronyms (parts of "skid"):

brake lining (the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum)

Holonyms ("skid" is a part of...):

drum brake (hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe)


Sense 3skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unexpected slide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sideslip; skid; slip

Hypernyms ("skid" is a kind of...):

coast; glide; slide (the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it)


SKID (verb)


Sense 1skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slide without control

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the car skidded in the curve on the wet road

Hypernyms (to "skid" is one way to...):

skid; slew; slide; slip; slue (move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

These cars won't skid


Sense 2skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elevate onto skids

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "skid" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apply a brake or skid to

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "skid" is one way to...):

brake (cause to stop by applying the brakes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4skid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slide; slue; slew; slip; skid

Context example:

the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Hypernyms (to "skid" is one way to...):

glide (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "skid"):

submarine (move forward or under in a sliding motion)

skid (slide without control)

side-slip (slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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