Translation of skid in Spanish:
- 1 (slide) [Cars/Automovilismo] patinazo (masculine), derrape (masculine), derrapaje (masculine), patinada (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) to go into a skid patinar, derraparExample sentences
- The noise startled him, and he slid into a side skid.
- An undignified skid and a few slides later found him at the entrance to the parlor, where the voices had retreated to.
- Steer control induces a resistance in the steering, encouraging the driver to steer away from the resistance and so, out of the skid or slide.
- 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 propuestasExample 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.
- 4 (brake) freno (masculine)
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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