"skids" in the noun sense
one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
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
3. skid, slip, sideslip
an unexpected slide
"skids" in the verb sense
slide without control
"the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
elevate onto skids
apply a brake or skid to
4. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide
move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
"the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
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