verb (used with object), slimed, slim·ing.
- slim disease,
- slim down,
- slim pickings,
- slime bacteria,
- slime mold,
- slime mould,
Origin of slime
Examples from the Web for slime
Because the movement of the giant vessel was so slow, the only way to mark the rotation was by watching the slime line rise.
The Consumerist declared that a “new circle in hell” had opened for these “slime.”12-12-12 Concert Ticket Scalpers: The Hurricane Sandy Benefit Spoilers|Winston Ross|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A GOP professional laments the “slime and dirt and muck attached not only to the two candidates but also to the party itself.”Romney and Gingrich Set the GOP on a Path Toward Self-Destruction|John Batchelor|January 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As Rick Perry and Mitt Romney slime each other, the former pizza magnate is delivering on style and substance.
If there had been a moment of Sex evolution, it had now retreated back into the slime.
"Prize-lawful or prize-lawless" it is ever a flower, even though it grow, like the love of the hero of Turf and Towers, in slime.
"General Janvier" is doing his worst, but our men are sticking it out through slush and slime.
The impurities fall to the bottom of the vessel in the form of "slime," which is periodically removed.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin
He drank again, and shuddered with a depraved sense of pleasure at the after-taste of slime in the water.An Outcast of the Islands|Joseph Conrad
Shambling grotesquely, but picking his way above the slime as delicately as a cat, he kept on for perhaps a hundred yards.Neighbors Unknown|Charles G. D. Roberts
Word Origin for slime
Old English slim "slime," from Proto-Germanic *slimaz (cf. Old Norse slim, Old Frisian slym, Dutch slijm "slime, phlegm," German Schleim "slime"), probably related to Old English lim "birdlime; sticky substance," from PIE root *(s)lei- "slimy, sticky, slippery" (cf. Sanskrit linati "sticks, stays, adheres to; slips into, disappears;" Russian slimak "snail;" Old Church Slavonic slina "spittle;" Old Irish sligim "to smear," leinam "I follow," literally "I stick to;" Welsh llyfn "smooth;" Greek leimax "snail," limne "marsh, pool, lake," alinein "to anoint, besmear;" Latin limus "slime, mud, mire," linere "to daub, besmear, rub out, erase"). As an insult to a person from mid-15c. Slime-mold is from 1880.
"to cover with slime," 1620s, from slime (n.). Related: Slimed; sliming.