[ slahyd ]
/ sla瑟d /
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verb (used without object), slid [slid], /sl瑟d/, slid or slid路den [slid-n], /藞sl瑟d n/, slid路ing.
verb (used with object), slid [slid], /sl瑟d/, slid or slid路den [slid-n], /藞sl瑟d n/, slid路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 sl墨dan; cognate with Middle Low German sl墨den,Middle High German sl墨ten; 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路a路ble, adjectiveslid路a路ble路ness, nounoutslide, verb (used with object), out路slid, out路slid or out路slid路den, out路slid路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for slide

/ (sla瑟d) /

verb slides, sliding, slid (sl瑟d), slid or slidden (藞sl瑟dn)

Derived forms of slide

slidable, adjectiveslider, noun

Word Origin for slide

Old English sl墨dan; related to slidor slippery, sliderian to slither, Middle High German sl墨ten
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Scientific definitions for slide

[ sl墨d ]

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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