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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.
See also: sidle, up

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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Arlene Palmer, 38, was seen on CCTV sidling up to cars at night and slashing their tyres.
One of the accompanying videos shows the artist bound to this torture device, the wings of the V pinioning his arms behind his head, the neck of the sculpture sidling down his spine into his ass.
While I wouldn't immediately bet against CA due to its uptrend and heavy short-interest ratio, all it would take is a nudge to turn this sidling technical performance into a full-blown downtrend.
For most of its three-year run, the show featured hunky, heavy-lidded Ken Wahl as undercover organized-crime agent Vinnie Terranova, sidling up next to a series of deliciously evil bad guys sketched against a darkly atmospheric dramatic sensibility seldom matched in episodic TV.
In its sidling ways, the stock has managed to overtake its 10-month moving average, but its 20-month is quickly descending into the area.
Oh, and sidling up for a drunken chat with Dave at his film premiere probably wasn't the best idea Lee's ever had, either.
Imagine Murray Slaughter sidling up against Mary Richards, as they stand outside Lou Grant's office door.
For most of the year, the shares consolidated between 13 and 10, sidling into support at their 20-month moving average.
Judge Michael O'Sullivan warned him, however: "There is to be no more sidling up to women in bus queues and touching them.
Soon, these two are executing an erotic mating dance filled with heated looks and sly, sidling moves.
Along the way, the security's sidling ways have allowed it to drift moderately lower, taking out prior support at its 10-month moving average, while holding long-term support at its rising 20-month trendline.
ANTON FERDINAND has been sidling up to West Ham's latest foreign import, Argentine Lionel Scaloni, asking for some Spanish lessons, as he's convinced Barcelona are about to swoop for his services.
For the past couple of months, OSI has been digesting recent gains and sidling toward potential support at its 10-week and 20-week moving averages.
Sidling up to him in her usual ludicrous state of undress, the Essex girl tried to get her picture taken with him.
You have to ask yourself whether what looked like a health hazardWhen I caught up with my pal Denise Van Outen, we couldn't miss a perfect photo opportunity, sidling up to a couple of American tourists.