Share this entry

American English: /ˈsaɪdl/
British English: /ˈsʌɪd(ə)l/

Translation of sidle in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • moverse or desplazarse sigilosamente or furtivamente
    to sidle up to somebody
    acercársele sigilosamente or furtivamente a alguien
    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.

Definition of sidle in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day mecate
    string …
    Cultural fact of the day

    Opus Dei

    Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.