[ slahyd ]
/ slaɪd /
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verb (used without object), slid [slid], /slɪd/, slid or slid·den [slid-n], /ˈslɪd n/, slid·ing.
verb (used with object), slid [slid], /slɪd/, slid or slid·den [slid-n], /ˈslɪd n/, slid·ing.
to cause to slide, slip, or coast, as over a surface or with a smooth, gliding motion.
to hand, pass along, or slip (something) easily or quietly (usually followed by in, into, etc.): to slide a note into someone's hand.
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Idioms about slide

    let slide, to allow to deteriorate, pursue a natural course, etc., without intervention on one's part: to let things slide.

Origin of slide

First recorded before 950; Middle English sliden (verb), Old English slīdan; cognate with Middle Low German slīden,Middle High German slīten; akin to sled

synonym study for slide

1. Slide, glide, slip suggest movement over a smooth surface. Slide suggests a movement of one surface over another in contact with it: to slide downhill. Glide suggests a continuous, smooth, easy, and (usually) noiseless motion: a skater gliding over the ice. To slip is to slide in a sudden or accidental way: to slip on the ice and fall.


slid·a·ble, adjectiveslid·a·ble·ness, nounoutslide, verb (used with object), out·slid, out·slid or out·slid·den, out·slid·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for slide

/ (slaɪd) /

verb slides, sliding, slid (slɪd), slid or slidden (ˈslɪdən)

Derived forms of slide

slidable, adjectiveslider, noun

Word Origin for slide

Old English slīdan; related to slidor slippery, sliderian to slither, Middle High German slīten
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Scientific definitions for slide

[ slīd ]

A mass movement of earth, rocks, snow, or ice down a slope. Slides can be caused by an accumulation of new matter or of moisture in the overlying material, or by erosion within or below the material. They are often triggered by an earthquake or other disturbance such as an explosion.
The mass of material resulting from such a process.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with slide


see let ride (slide); let slip (slide).

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