verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
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.
Late 17th century: back-formation from sideling (see sidelong).
Words that rhyme with sidlebridal, bridle, fratricidal, genocidal, germicidal, homicidal, idle, idol, infanticidal, insecticidal, intertidal, matricidal, parricidal, patricidal, pesticidal, regicidal, suicidal, tidal, tyrannicidal, uxoricidal
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