sidle definition by Webster's New World
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intransitive verb sidled, sidling
to move sideways, esp. in a shy or stealthy manner
Origin: back-formation ; from sideling
to make go sideways
a sidling movement
sidle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb si·dled, si·dling, si·dles verb, intransitive
- To move sideways: sidled through the narrow doorway.
- To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: swindlers who sidle up to tourists.
To cause to move sideways: We sidled the canoe to the riverbank.noun
- An unobtrusive, furtive, or coy advance.
- A sideways movement.
Origin: Back-formation from sideling.
- siˈdling·ly adverb