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verb as in slide against will

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As noted by ESPN’s David Purdum, some books had their third straight losing week, a rare skid for entities that rarely fail to come out on top.

Instead, the narrative this time around is that of a former golden boy on the skids, turning himself around to land the untouchable goddess who once loved him.

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If we lose the skid, we not only lose our workforce, but we lose our culture.

Ditto if a pilot is setting up to toe the skid of a helicopter into an Alaskan face to unload skiers and the ten-knot headwind shifts to a ten-knot tailwind.

The Blackhawks looked like the early choice after a hot start — with over a 60 percent chance in early March — but a recent skid has coincided with a surge for the Nashville Predators, who seemed dead in the water early.

Downtown L.A. was basically just Skid Row back then, and we closed it down to shoot that shootout sequence.

I did think you had to end up on skid row if you were an alcoholic.

But today Skid Row is in the news—for all the wrong reasons.

Today Skid Row resembles a Third World tent city teeming with sleeping bags, shopping carts, and people with nowhere else to go.

If Ron Johnson was running any faster from the Tea Party he'd leave skid marks.

The blade wabbled, took a mad skid for the surface, and the handles hit me a blow in the ribs which knocked my breath out.

They are goin' to skid the butt log again, and they swear that if you cull it again, they will kill you.

The car went into a wild skid and Salt thereafter devoted his attention strictly to driving.

Though the driver applied the foot brake with quick stabs, the car went into a disastrous skid.

Got a sleigh fixed, hemlock boughs and a cover of robes and blankets, and Skid'll drive careful.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skid, such as: drift, glide, slip, swerve, veer, and move.

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