skid across

skid across (something)

1. To slide, slip, or skim along the surface of something. I fell while I was wakeboarding and skidded 30 feet across the water. A huge truck smashed into the car and sent it skidding across the interstate.
2. To cause someone or something to slide, slip, or skim along the surface of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "skid" and "across." The shuffleboard player skidded the disk across the court in an attempt to knock his opponent's disk out of the scoring area. The mechanical bull flung me off and skidded me across the barroom floor.
See also: across, skid
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

skid across something

to slip or glide across something, such as ice or wet pavement. The car skidded across the pavement and crashed into a tree. Our bus skidded across the icy bridge and ran into a ditch on the other side.
See also: across, skid
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At this the vexed passenger's annoyance turns to hostility and asking him to bring the manager of operations he shoves the arrival in charge hard, causing him to skid across the airport floor and stumble.
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In this optic, the blurry piano in Impression III begins to skid across its yellow ground, taking flight into other dimensions.
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Or skid across the garden on the Slip N Ride, pounds 39.99.