A usually swift downward trend, as in prices
To lose one's balance and fall or almost fall
To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price
"There wasn't an inch of skid marks," he said, shaking his head.
He rubbed his eyes against the dimness and caught sight of a skid mark.
With a clatter and scrape, the rocking chair turned on its side and skid several feet across the porch.
The spike is in place to secure the candle so it doesn't skid off of the platform.
Skidding is the most common unexpected winter driving condition, but with the proper snow driving safety techniques, drivers can minimize the dangers of a skid.