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slide

slide

 
pronunciation:
slaId
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: slides, sliding, slid
definition 1: to move easily along a surface.
The children were sliding on the ice.
similar words:
coast, glide, sail, slip
definition 2: to slip or slip down by accident.
The car slid on the wet road.The baby's diaper was sliding down.
synonyms:
slip
similar words:
skid
definition 3: to fall from a running position and move along the ground toward a base in baseball or softball.
He slid into home and beat the throw.
 
similar words:
skid
definition 4: to move without being noticed.
No one saw her slide into the car.
synonyms:
slip, sneak
similar words:
escape
definition 5: to send slipping over a smooth surface.
Slide your car keys across the table.
synonyms:
slip
similar words:
glide, pass
definition 6: to give quietly so as to avoid being noticed.
She slid the coins into his hand.
synonyms:
slip
similar words:
pass
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or movement of sliding.
We went for a slide down the hill on our sleds.
synonyms:
glide, slip, slump
definition 2: a smooth, sloping track down which a person or thing can slide; chute.
There are slides and swings in the playground.
synonyms:
chute
definition 3: a small piece of glass that holds an item so that it can be looked at under a microscope.
definition 4: a piece of film on which there is a picture or diagram that may be shown on a screen.
We showed the slides from our vacation.
definition 5: a landslide, or the rocks and earth that move during one.
synonyms:
landslide
derivation: slidable (adj.)
Word Builder: slide +
  • slide rail:
    a rail that slides inside a large rack or case. A drawer or piece of equipment is attached to the rail so that you can pull it out of the rack or case.
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