skid

I. vb
1.
to leave, go away. A usage which was fashionable among adolescents in Britain in the late 1980s.
2.
British
to 'slum', make do with little money, secondhand clothes, etc. This student term of the 1980s is probably inspired by 'skid row'
II. n
American
a scruffy, disreputable individual. The term, used in the USA and Canada since the 1990s, is probably based on 'skid row'.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Skid — may refer to: * Skid, a pallet, a wood or plastic platform for holding machinery or equipment * Skid (aerodynamic), an outward side slip in an aircraft turn * Skid steering, a method of steering by braking tracks or wheels on one side of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Skid — Skid, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skidded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skidding}.] 1. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids. [1913 Webster] 2. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels. Dickens. [1913 Webster] 3. (Forestry) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skid — [skɪd] noun [countable] a pallet * * * skid UK US /skɪd/ noun [C] US COMMERCE, PRODUCTION, TRANSPORT ► PALLET(Cf. ↑pallet) …   Financial and business terms

  • skid — /skɪd / (say skid) noun 1. a plank, bar, log, or the like, especially one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along. 2. US one of a number of such logs or planks forming a skidway. 3. a plank or the like, especially one of a …   Australian English dictionary

  • skid — [skid] n. [Early ModE, prob. < ON skith: see SKI ] ☆ 1. a plank, log, etc., often one of a pair or set, used as a support or as a track upon which to slide or roll a heavy object 2. a low, movable wooden platform for holding loads or stacks 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Skid — (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][eth] a billet of wood. See {Shide}.] [Written also {skeed}.] 1. A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skid — Skid, v. i. 1. To slide without rotating; said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side slip; said esp. of a cycle or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skid — [skɪd] verb [I] to slide across the ground in an uncontrolled way skid noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • skid — [v] slide against will drift, glide, go into skid, move, sheer, skew, slip, slue, swerve, veer; concept 152 …   New thesaurus

  • skid — sb., en, e el. er, ene el. erne; ikke en skid …   Dansk ordbog

  • skid — vb *slide, slip, glide, glissade, slither, coast, toboggan …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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