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skid / patinazo
 
skid   [skɪd]
A. -noun
1. (automobiles etcetera)   patinazo (m),   resbalónoun (m)
2. (aeronautics)   patínoun (m)
a. to grease the skids
(United States)   *   engrasar el mecanismo
b. to put the skids under somebody   deshacerse de somebody, someone con maña
c. her marriage/career is on the skids   su matrimonio/carrera se está yendo al garete,   su matrimonio/carrera está cayendo en picado
B. -intransitive verb   (automobiles)   patinar
[person, object]   deslizarse,   resbalarse
·it went skidding across the floor
·se deslizó velozmente sobre el suelo
·to skid into
·dar con or contra
·I skidded into a tree
·patiné y di contra un árbol,   de un patinazo di contra un árbol
·the car skidded to a halt
·el coche patinó y paró
C. -compound
·skid row   *   -noun
(United States)   calles donde se refugian los borrachos, drogadictos, etcetera
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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