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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of slick

First recorded before 900 for the verb, 1350–1400 for the adjective; Middle English verb slicke(n), Old English (nīw)slīcod “(newly) polished”; Middle English adjectiveslik(e), slyk(e), from unrecorded Old English slice; cognate with dialectal Dutch sleek “even, smooth”; noun derivative of the verb or adjective; adverb derivative of the adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM slick

slickly, adverbslickness, nounun·slicked, adjective
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How to use slick in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for slick

slick
/ (slɪk) /

adjective
noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of slick

slickly, adverbslickness, noun

Word Origin for slick

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth
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