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Does the verb “skid” take an object? So is it OK to say:

He skidded his car on the road.

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The New Oxford American Dictionary offers precisely that example:

skid [intrans.]: (of a vehicle) slide, typically sideways or obliquely, on slippery ground or as a result of stopping or turning too quickly.

• [trans.] cause to skid: he skidded his car.

So: yes.

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"Skid" may be a transitive (cause to skid) or an intransitive verb. When it is intransitive, no object is required. E.g., These tires never skid in the rain.

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