skid across (something)

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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

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
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As the aeroplane skidded across the road, the wing sheared off, and the Spitfire hit the side of the semidetached house and shuddered to a halt.
But as the car sped downhill towards a series of tight corners, Gamboa was heard saying 'oh s***' as the car fishtailed, hit a bank, and skidded across the road before ramming into a cottage beside the A487 motorway at Chancery, south of Aberystwyth.
The car then skidded across the road and hit Ms Pitt, who was unable to get out of its path.
Chavez's car skidded across the roadway and came to rest on its side on a small embankment.
The driver of the other car was forced to swerve out of her way and skidded across the central reservation before colliding with an oncoming car carrying the researchers.
DRIVERS were caught in traffic jams yesterday after a red VW Golf had a tyre "blow out" and skidded across the A48 in Cardiff, shutting the A48 eastbound for more than an hour.
Rezuke, 51, of the Jefferson section of Holden died instantly in a head-on collision when his 2003 Harley Davidson V-Rod motorcycle skidded across Chaplin Road in Morgantown into the path of a 2001 Dodge Neon at about 11:40 a.m.
He skidded across the road, smashed through a metal barrier and a wooden farm fence before his car rolled three or four times into a field.
PC Paul Johnson, who investigated the crash, said Mr Young was riding at a safe speed but somehow fell and skidded across the road.
Then he almost quit after a young racer went flying off the road, hit a tree, spun and skidded across a field into a wall.
The motorcycle flipped over once and skidded across the tarmac for a distance before the riders fell off and succumbed to severe injuries.
I skidded across concrete and ended up with bloodied hands.
More than 40 people were injured when the American Airlines flight carrying 154 people skidded across the runway in heavy rain.
The visitors, starting the day in 12th spot, gave themselves some breathing space a minute after the break when a cross from Chris Roberts skidded across the box and Limbert crashed his 22-yard shot into the net.
The 53-year-old man had been riding his motorbike on the Tombs of the Kings Avenue in Paphos on New Year's Day, when he lost control of his bike and skidded across the road.