sidle

sidle
Synonyms and related words:
accost, advance, amble, approach, appropinquate, approximate, ascend, avert, bank, barge, bear down on, bear down upon, bear off, bear up, bowl along, bundle, cant, careen, climb, close, close in, close with, clump, come, come closer, come forward, come near, come on, come up, confront, crawl, creep, decline, descend, dip, drag, draw aside, draw near, draw nigh, droop, drop, ease, ease off, edge, edge off, encounter, fall, fall away, fall off, flounce, fly off, foot, footslog, gain upon, gait, gallop, gee, glance, glance off, go crabwise, go downhill, go off, go on tiptoe, go sideways, go uphill, grade, grovel, gumshoe, halt, haw, head off, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, inch, inch along, incline, jib, jog, jolt, jump, keel, lateral, lateralize, lean, limp, list, lock step, lumber, lunge, lurch, make leeway, make way for, mince, mincing steps, move aside, narrow the gap, near, nightwalk, pace, pad, paddle, peg, piaffe, piaffer, pitch, plod, prance, prowl, proximate, pussyfoot, rack, rake, retreat, rise, roll, sashay, saunter, scrabble, scramble, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shamble, sheer off, shelve, shove aside, shuffle, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sideslip, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle up to, single-foot, skew, skid, skip, slant, slink, slip, slither, slog, slope, slouch, slowness, snake, sneak, stagger, stalk, stamp, steal, steal along, steer clear of, step, step aside, step up, stomp, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, swag, swagger, sway, swing, switch, tilt, tip, tippytoe, tiptoe, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, tread, trip, trot, trudge, turn aside, turn away, turn back, uprise, veer, veer off, velocity, waddle, walk, wamble, wiggle, wobble, worm, worm along

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  • Sidle — Si dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sidled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sidling}.] [From {Side}.] To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening. Swift. [1913 Webster] He . . . then sidled close to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sidle — to move or go sideways, 1690s, back formation from obsolete M.E. sidlyng (adv.) obliquely, sideways (early 14c.), from SIDE (Cf. side) + adv. suffix ling; altered on analogy of verbs ending in le …   Etymology dictionary

  • sidle — ► VERB ▪ walk in a furtive or stealthy manner, especially sideways or obliquely. ► NOUN ▪ an instance of sidling. ORIGIN from obsolete sideling «sidelong» …   English terms dictionary

  • sidle — [sīd′ l] vi. sidled, sidling [back form. < SIDELING] to move sideways, esp. in a shy or stealthy manner vt. to make go sideways n. a sidling movement …   English World dictionary

  • sidle up — v. (d; intr.) to sidle up to (she sidled up to me) * * * (d; intr.) to sidle up to (she sidle upd up to me) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sidle — UK [ˈsaɪd(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms sidle : present tense I/you/we/they sidle he/she/it sidles present participle sidling past tense sidled past participle sidled to move slowly in a particular direction, usually because you are… …   English dictionary

  • sidle — verb (sidled; sidling) Etymology: probably back formation from 2sideling Date: 1577 intransitive verb to go or move with one side foremost especially in a furtive advance transitive verb to cause to move or turn sideways • sidle noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sidle — This interesting and most unusual surname has two possible interpretations, deriving from the same elements. Firstly, it may be a topographical name given to a dweller in a wide valley, or recess, from the Olde English pre 7th Century elements… …   Surnames reference

  • sidle — si|dle [ˈsaıdl] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from sideling sideways (14 19 centuries)] to walk towards something or someone slowly and quietly, as if you do not want to be noticed sidle up/towards/along ▪ A …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sidle — [[t]sa͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] sidles, sidling, sidled VERB If you sidle somewhere, you walk there in a quiet or cautious way, as if you do not want anyone to notice you. [V prep/adv] A young man sidled up to me and said, May I help you? ... [V prep/adv] He… …   English dictionary

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