Definition of sidle in English:


Syllabification: si·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdl


[no object]
  • Walk in a furtive, unobtrusive, or timid manner, especially sideways or obliquely: I sidled up to her
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    • Shortly after my wife left for her evening walk, Zachery sidled up to me furtively.
    • A furtive local sidled up to me holding a pad and a ballpoint.
    • As they rode, Miri's horse sidled sideways nervously away from Amniteri, and Miri tried vainly to rein him in.
    creep, sneak, slink, slip, slide, steal, edge, inch, move furtively


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  • An act or instance of sidling.
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    • This album is an interesting mix of symbol and story, solo effort and collaboration, though it continues Dar's gradual sidle towards a more mainstream sound.


late 17th century: back-formation from sideling (see sidelong).

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