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American English: /skɪd/
British English: /skɪd/

Translation of skid in Spanish:


  • 2 (for moving goods) to be on the skids [colloquial] to hit the skids
    empezar a ir cuesta abajo
    to put the skids under somebody
    hacerle or (Spain) ponerle la zancadilla a alguien
    (a)serrucharle el piso a alguien (Southern Cone)
    that put the skids under our proposals
    eso dio al traste con nuestras propuestas
    Example sentences
    • Unmarked crates, heavy machinery, and piles upon piles of empty skids filled the most of it.
    • He constructed very long, rough wooden skids which he assembled into semi-geometric structures.
    • The lumber coming off the saw is bundled and tagged and stacked on a skid.
  • 3 (support) (US)
    Example sentences
    • Contrast that with a gas turbine, which is shipped on a skid and essentially needs only to be hooked up.
    • It had a shorter hinged shoulder support plate and a skid type bipod.

intransitive verb present participle skidding past tense, past participle skidded

  • (car/plane/wheels)
    the car skidded on the ice
    el coche patinó or derrapó en el hielo
    we skidded off the road/into a tree
    patinamos or derrapamos y nos salimos de la carretera/y chocamos contra un árbol
    the vehicle skidded to a halt
    el vehículo se detuvo tras dar un patinazo
    I skidded across the kitchen floor
    (me) resbalé y me fui de un lado al otro de la cocina
    Example sentences
    • His bike skidded sideways and hit the road divider.
    • It is understood that the vehicle skidded after avoiding a car involved in another accident, mounted the verge and became impaled on a pole projecting from a crash barrier.
    • The bike was skidding sideways, and it slammed into the branch.
    Example sentences
    • Her bare feet skidded and slid over the dirt, sandals long since broken in the fight.
    • I skidded, slipped, cursed, crashed, and generally regressed one full level in ability.
    • Begin your powder turn and then instead of hitting your edges hard to carve a turn, stand up on two feet and let your skis slide or skid diagonally across the fall line.
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