Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun skid

3 senses of skid

Sense 1
skid -- (one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects)
       => board, plank -- (a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes)

Sense 2
brake shoe, shoe, skid -- (a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation)
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 3
skid, slip, sideslip -- (an unexpected slide)
       => slide, glide, coast -- (the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb skid

4 senses of skid

Sense 1
skid -- (slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road")
       => skid, slip, slue, slew, slide -- (move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk")

Sense 2
skid -- (elevate onto skids)
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 3
skid -- (apply a brake or skid to)
       => brake -- (cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve")

Sense 4
skid, slip, slue, slew, slide -- (move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk")
       => glide -- (move smoothly and effortlessly)

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