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slide

slide

 
 
pronunciation:
slaId
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
let slide
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: slides, sliding, slid
definition 1: to move easily over a surface while remaining in contact with it.
The children were sliding on the ice.
synonyms:
skim
similar words:
coast, glide, glissade, sail, slip
definition 2: to slip or slip down by accident.
The car slid on the oily road.The necklace slid from her hand.
synonyms:
slip
similar words:
sideslip, skid
definition 3: to diminish, esp. quickly.
Employment rates are sliding.
synonyms:
slump
similar words:
decrease, diminish, dive, dwindle, fall, plummet, plunge, sink, slip, tumble
definition 4: to acquire a habit or reach a condition gradually.
He's sliding into alcoholism.
synonyms:
fall
similar words:
sink, slip
definition 5: in baseball, to propel oneself horizontally along the ground toward a base, usu. feet first.
 
similar words:
skid
definition 6: to move without being noticed.
We slid away from the dull party.
synonyms:
slip, sneak, steal
similar words:
escape, glide, skulk, slink
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to send (something) slipping over a smooth surface.
Slide your car keys across the table.
synonyms:
slip
similar words:
glide, pass
definition 2: to give (an object, message, or the like) quietly so as to avoid being noticed (usu. fol. by in, into, or the like).
She slid the coins into his hand.
synonyms:
slip
similar words:
pass
phrase: let slide
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or movement of sliding.
a slide on a toboggana slide in oil prices
synonyms:
glide, slip, slump
definition 2: a smooth, slanted track down which a person or thing can slide; chute.
slides and swings in the playground
synonyms:
chute
definition 3: a part of a musical instrument, tool, or machine that moves back and forth.
definition 4: a small piece of glass that holds a specimen for viewing under a microscope.
definition 5: a piece of film on which there is a picture or diagram that may be projected onto a screen.
definition 6: 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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