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sidle

Syllabification: si·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdl
 
/

Definition of sidle in English:

verb

[no object]
Walk in a furtive, unobtrusive, or timid manner, especially sideways or obliquely: I sidled up to her
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
creep, sneak, slink, slip, slide, steal, edge, inch, move furtively

noun

[in singular] Back to top  
An act or instance of sidling.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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