skid

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1 skid /ˈskɪd/ verb
skids; skidded; skidding
1 skid
/ˈskɪd/
verb
skids; skidded; skidding
Learner's definition of SKID
[no object]
: to slide along a road or other surface in an uncontrolled way
2 skid /ˈskɪd/ noun
plural skids
2 skid
/ˈskɪd/
noun
plural skids
Learner's definition of SKID
[count]
: a sudden, uncontrolled sliding movement
: one of a pair of long narrow parts on which a helicopter or airplane rests usually plural
US, sports : a series of losses that happen one after the other : a losing streak

hit the skids

informal
: to begin to fail or get worse very suddenly and quickly

on the skids

informal
: failing or getting worse : in a bad state or situation that is likely to result in failure

put the skids under

British, informal
: to make (something or someone) likely or certain to fail
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