slide

slide
[[t]sla͟ɪd[/t]]
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slides, sliding, slid
1) V-ERG When something slides somewhere or when you slide it there, it moves there smoothly over or against something.

[V n with adj] She slid the door open...

[V n prep/adv] I slid the wallet into his pocket...

[V prep/adv] Tears were sliding down his cheeks. [Also V]

2) VERB If you slide somewhere, you move there smoothly and quietly.

[V prep/adv] He slid into the driver's seat...

[V prep/adv] `Nice meeting you, Zoe,' I said and slid off.

3) VERB To slide into a particular mood, attitude, or situation means to gradually start to have that mood, attitude, or situation often without intending to.

[V into n] She had slid into a depression...

[V into n] He needs them to stop the country sliding into chaos.

Syn:
4) VERB If currencies or prices slide, they gradually become worse or lower in value. [JOURNALISM]

The US dollar continued to slide...

[V prep/adv] The upset sent share prices sliding to their lowest level for almost 18 months...

[V amount] Shares slid 11p to 293p after brokers downgraded their profit estimates...

[V from/to/by amount] Its share slid from 24.24 per cent to 22.17 per cent.

N-COUNT
Slide is also a noun.

...the dangerous slide in oil prices.

5) N-COUNT A slide is a small piece of photographic film which you project onto a screen so that you can see the picture.

...a slide show.

6) N-COUNT A slide is a piece of glass on which you put something that you want to examine through a microscope.
7) N-COUNT A slide is a piece of playground equipment that has a steep slope for children to slide down for fun.
8) PHRASE: let inflects If you let something slide, you allow it to get into a worse state or condition by not attending to it.

The company had let environmental standards slide.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Slide — Slide, v. t. [imp. {Slid}; p. p. {Slidden}, {Slid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slidding}.] [OE. sliden, AS. sl[=i]dan; akin to MHG. sl[=i]ten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. {Sled}.] 1. To move along the surface of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Slide — Slide, v. t. 1. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slide — (v.) O.E. slidan move smoothly, glide, from P.Gmc. *slidanan (Cf. O.H.G. slito, Ger. Schlitten sledge ), from PIE root * (s)lei slide (Cf. Lith. slystu to glide, slide, O.C.S. sledu track, Gk. olisthos slipperiness …   Etymology dictionary

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