Skid

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Skid

On a ship, a plank of timber set parallel to other planks in order to support weight.
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The balding star plays hotshot news anchor Chuck Darling, whose fast-rising career hits the skids when his unwitting onscreen rant is a hit on YouTube.
Joseph Kahn's noisy action-thriller hits the skids almost from the word go with its preposterous screenplay, laughable dialogue and wooden performances.
Lewis Hamilton's Championship bid hits the skids at China Grand Prix.