skid across (something)

(redirected from skidding 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

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Though the details are still emerging, videos from the scene show the plane skidding across the runway, with thick, black smoke pouring out from behind.
The video circulated online showed the driver performing stunts and skidding across lanes on Shaikh Faisal Highway.
AS I WRITE this, I have two dogs skidding across the wood floor of my office, slamming into walls, and in general burning off the energy they've accumulated in what has turned out to be a very long and cold winter.
Either way, you're sure to have the time of your life, bouncing, slipping, sliding and skidding across the world's biggest inflatable 5k course which is filled with enough air to inflate more than 75 million footballs!
The workers of Birmingham were left skidding across the roads of the city because officials did not decide to start gritting until 7.30 in the morning, when most folk were already up and on their way to work etc.
As Laverty was sent skidding across the road surface, his bike careered ahead of him into barriers and burst into flames.
What did he do after he sent Mr Regan skidding across the tarmac?
They went close again when McPake caught United napping with a quick free-kick and sub Philip Roberts sent the ball skidding across the face of the They went close again when McPake caught United napping with a quick free-kick and sub Philip Roberts sent the ball skidding across the face of the home goal.
"As the cars were skidding across the ground, they were actually picking up a lot of debris, a lot of dirt and stones and tree limbs were going through the cars so it actually looked worse up close," he said, calling it "your worst nightmare."
The Scania toppled on to its side after skidding across the east carriageway on the busy A1231 Washington Highway near to the town centre sliproad at lunchtime yesterday.
walnut tree grew there, interlocked knuckles skidding across the snowy
It also has a skid proof bottom, so cats that dive into the bed won't go skidding across the floor.
skidding across the soft, white sand of China Beach.
"The first picture I sent in for the competition showed my Mitsubishi skidding across grass with a wooden plank through the windscreen after I crashed in a rally.