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Pronunciation: /skɪd/

Translation of skid in Spanish:


  • 2 (for moving goods) rastra (feminine) to be on the skids [colloquial/familiar] ir* cuesta abajo to hit the skids empezar* a ir cuesta abajo to put the skids under sb hacerle* or (Spain/España) ponerle* la zancadilla a algn, (a)serrucharle el piso a algn (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) 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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) larguero (masculine)
    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/verbo intransitivo (-dd-)

  • [car/plane/wheels] patinar, derrapar; [person] resbalarse; [object] deslizarse* 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

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