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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Overton's Tennessee Trash, 2012, meanwhile, is a sixty-second loop of a 1970s TV infomercial about littering run in reverse: A man throws trash out of his convertible, which skids across the highway backward as the trash hurtles back into his car with slapstick virtuosity.
Singing and dancing waiters appear, the children nearly fall off the roof and the train skids across breaking ice.
My whatever-handgun comes clear of my retention holster and skids across the parking lot.
A seaplane bursts through a wall at the far side of the arena and skids across the water, trailing fire and smoke.
It's packed full of movement and there's lots going on - the children nearly fall off the roof, the train skids across breaking ice and singing and dancing waiters appear to serve hot chocolate.