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sidle away (from someone or something)

To move gradually, inconspicuously, or surreptitiously away from someone or something. I began sidling away from him one he started spouting political extremisms. He started feeling uncomfortable at the party, so he sidled away as soon as everyone's attention was on the host.
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sidle up (from someone or something)

To move gradually, inconspicuously, or surreptitiously up to or toward someone or something. As soon as you step foot in the city center, panhandlers begin sidling up looking for handouts. She sidled up to me with a sultry look in her eyes.
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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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After grabbing a rifle, Sidle confronted the young man.
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Heading northeast I pick up a marked trail, sidle along a rocky slope, and leave the moist bottomlands behind.
The following week, they couldn't wait to get back to their own kind and sidle up to the Les Aspin-Bobby Inman story.
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.
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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.