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sidle away (from someone or something)

to avoid someone or something by moving to the side; to ease away from someone or something. The cowboy sidled away from the bar and drew his gun. He sidled away and snuck out the door.
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sidle up (to someone or something)

to move close to someone or something cautiously or furtively; to move closer to someone or something gradually. Tex sidled up to Dolly and said howdy in a soft, shy voice. Dolly sidled up and picked the cowboy's pocket.
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sidle up

To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: At the train station, swindlers sidled up to the tourists.
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Welcome return: Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) returns to the CSI team.
Sidle brilliantly mixes esoteric theories such as Jungian archetypes, the Heroes Journey, and studies of ancient and indigenous peoples with practical insights and examples of contemporary leaders, such as Jet Blue's David Neeleman and the USS Benfold's skipper Michael Abrashoff.
After grabbing a rifle, Sidle confronted the young man.
Woodward saw the germ of tighter future restrictions in the media's passive compliance with the rules of the Sidle Commission that provided for military "escorts" for reporters and for final clearance of dispatches by military authorities.
Get me on a radio talk show and I'm monosyllabic, but when I want to get laid I sidle my Cadillac mouth up next to obfuscate and titillate and animal husbandry.
8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Clanger 9 Arena 10 Niece 11 Swagger 12 Sec 13 Previous 16 Cassette 17 Dab 19 Rhubarb 21 Verdi 22 Sidle 23 Elevate DOWN: 1 Iciness 2 Valencia 3 Ague 4 Magazine 5 Berg 6 Fairy 8 Respectable 13 Passages 14 Underlay 15 Obliged 18 Crush 20 Undo 21 View QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Flavourless 8 Pro 9 Apt 11 Learner 12 Value 13 Add 14 Err 15 Subsidy 17 Bra 19 Army 21 Shed 23 Coma 25 Base 27 Gel 29 Memoirs 31 Amp 34 Sit 36 Villa 37 Compere 38 One 39 Mix 40 Table tennis DOWN: 1 Fred 2 Load 3 Venture 4 Unrest 5 Lived 6 Sale 7 Spur 8 Plan b 10 Terry 16 Yam 18 Ass 20 Rag 22 Hem 24 Oarsman 25 Bravo 26 Tomcat 28 Latex 30 Email 32 Mint 33 Plea 34 Semi 35 Iris followed
Her debut album is a sly delight, another taste of the rare voice summoned on her early singles as the balmy tropical grooves sidle up beside your ears rather than swiping you off your feet.
ALL SMILES NOW: Above from left are James Clements, Lewis Coston, Izak Sidle and Izzy Sidle from Tiny Turners, and right is our report of the theft NOW AND THEN: Izzy Sidle jumps for joy, left, after the kind gesture of two members of the public, and Elisha Rhodes with Millie Waldmeyer and Sam Adams, below, after the thieves struck
An MP who once had a proper job and didn't sidle into his or her seat via a political internship.
PRESENTATION: Carlton Mellor (left) and Mary Mellor (right), of Macmillan, are pictured receiving the cheque from (from left) Cheryl Messenger, Janet Liversedge, Dave MacGregor, Jake McMahon, Karen Pickles and Joanne Sidle (PC151108Adeighton)
A SPREAD index buy on today's German Grand Prix is a preferable option to many of the fixed-odds markets as there is a decent chance for cars in the closely-matched midfield to sidle their way into the points.
He took care of business, but then he would also sidle up beside you and tell you how he had bought a boat and he and his family were going to the river for 1 1/2 weeks.
The judges and myself were very impressed with the high standard displayed by this year's entrants,'' said Chris Sidle, chairman of competition sponsors the UK Copper Board.
GOOD TIMES: Ethan Haytack plays, left, while his little friends Ratu Bonaviedogo, Sam Adams and Ben Williams have fun on the carpet, above, and Izak and Izzy Sidle enjoy some music, right
A FEW years ago, it took a brave man to sidle up to a newsagents counter and pay for a Valentine card.