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slick

 (slĭk)
adj. slick·er, slick·est
1. Smooth, glossy, and slippery: sidewalks slick with ice.
2. Deftly executed; adroit: "A jockey occasionally won a four-mile heat with a slick maneuver" (John Eisenberg).
3. Confident and effortlessly effective, especially in being persuasive: a slick political insider.
4. Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness: a slick writing style.
5. Slang Excellent; wonderful.
n.
1. A smooth or slippery surface or area.
2.
a. A floating film of oil.
b. A trail of floating material: a garbage slick.
3. An implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing.
4. Informal A magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper.
5. A smooth, treadless tire, often used for racing.
6. Slang An unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter.
tr.v. slicked, slick·ing, slicks
1. To make smooth, glossy, or oily.
2. Informal To make neat, trim, or tidy: slicked themselves up for the camera.

[Middle English slike, from Old English *slice; see lei- in Indo-European roots. V., Middle English sliken, from Late Old English -slīcian, -slȳcian (in nīgslȳcod, freshly smoothed).]

slick′ly adv.
slick′ness n.

slick

(slɪk)
adj
1. flattering and glib: a slick salesman.
2. adroitly devised or executed: a slick show.
3. informal chiefly US and Canadian shrewd; sly
4. informal superficially attractive: a slick publication.
5. chiefly US and Canadian smooth and glossy; slippery
n
6. a slippery area, esp a patch of oil floating on water
7. (Tools) a chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface
8. (Motor Racing) the tyre of a racing car that has worn treads
vb (tr)
9. chiefly US and Canadian to make smooth or sleek
10. informal (usually foll by up) US and Canadian to smarten or tidy (oneself)
11. (Tools) (often foll by up) to make smooth or glossy
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth]
ˈslickly adv
ˈslickness n

slick1

(slɪk)

adj. -er, -est,
n., adv. adj.
1. smooth and glossy; sleek.
2. smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave.
3. sly; shrewdly adroit.
4. ingenious; cleverly devised.
5. slippery, esp. from being covered with or as if with ice or oil.
6. deftly executed and having surface appeal but shallow or glib in content: slick writing.
7. Slang. wonderful; remarkable; first-rate.
n.
8. a smooth or slippery place or spot or the substance causing it: an oil slick.
9. Informal. a chic or sophisticated magazine printed on paper with a more or less glossy finish. Compare pulp (def. 5).
adv.
10. smoothly; cleverly.
[1300–50; Middle English slike (adj.), c. dial. Dutch sleek even, smooth; akin to slick2]
slick′ly, adv.
slick′ness, n.

slick2

(slɪk)

v.t.
1. to make sleek or smooth.
2. Informal. to make smart or spruce (usu. fol. by up).
n.
3. any woodworking chisel having a blade more than 2 in. (5 cm) wide.
[before 900; Middle English sliken (v.), late Old English -slician; akin to Old Norse slīkja to give a gloss to]

slick


Past participle: slicked
Gerund: slicking

Imperative
slick
slick
Present
I slick
you slick
he/she/it slicks
we slick
you slick
they slick
Preterite
I slicked
you slicked
he/she/it slicked
we slicked
you slicked
they slicked
Present Continuous
I am slicking
you are slicking
he/she/it is slicking
we are slicking
you are slicking
they are slicking
Present Perfect
I have slicked
you have slicked
he/she/it has slicked
we have slicked
you have slicked
they have slicked
Past Continuous
I was slicking
you were slicking
he/she/it was slicking
we were slicking
you were slicking
they were slicking
Past Perfect
I had slicked
you had slicked
he/she/it had slicked
we had slicked
you had slicked
they had slicked
Future
I will slick
you will slick
he/she/it will slick
we will slick
you will slick
they will slick
Future Perfect
I will have slicked
you will have slicked
he/she/it will have slicked
we will have slicked
you will have slicked
they will have slicked
Future Continuous
I will be slicking
you will be slicking
he/she/it will be slicking
we will be slicking
you will be slicking
they will be slicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slicking
you have been slicking
he/she/it has been slicking
we have been slicking
you have been slicking
they have been slicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slicking
you will have been slicking
he/she/it will have been slicking
we will have been slicking
you will have been slicking
they will have been slicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slicking
you had been slicking
he/she/it had been slicking
we had been slicking
you had been slicking
they had been slicking
Conditional
I would slick
you would slick
he/she/it would slick
we would slick
you would slick
they would slick
Past Conditional
I would have slicked
you would have slicked
he/she/it would have slicked
we would have slicked
you would have slicked
they would have slicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slick - a slippery smoothnessslick - a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
smoothness - a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"
2.slick - a magazine printed on good quality paper
mag, magazine - a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
3.slick - a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
film - a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"
oil slick - a thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)
4.slick - a trowel used to make a surface slick
trowel - a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
Verb1.slick - make slick or smooth
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
2.slick - give a smooth and glossy appearance; "slick one's hair"
comb out, comb, disentangle - smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"
Adj.1.slick - made slick by e.g. ice or grease; "sidewalks slick with ice"; "roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"
slippery, slippy - causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"
2.slick - having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
plausible - apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful; "a plausible excuse"
3.slick - having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
4.slick - marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

slick

adjective
1. efficient, professional, smart, smooth, streamlined, masterly, sharp, deft, well-organized, adroit His style is slick and visually exciting.
3. glib, smooth, sophisticated, plausible, polished, specious, meretricious a slick, suit-wearing detective
4. glossy, smooth, shiny, greasy, oily, silky, lustrous his greasy, slick hair-do
verb
1. smooth, oil, grease, sleek, plaster down, make glossy, smarm down (Brit. informal) She had slicked her hair.

slick

adjective
1. So smooth and glassy as to offer insecure hold or footing:
2. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
3. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
4. Characterized by ready but often insincere or superficial discourse:
phrasal verb
slick up
To make neat and trim; make presentable:
clean (up), freshen (up), groom, neaten (up), spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out), trim.
Translations
بُقْعَةٌ من الزَّيْتماكِر وذَكي
mazanýnaftová skvrna
lovlig smartoliepletolieudslip
bráksnjall, slyngur
eļļas) plankumsglumsnaftas (veiklsviltīgs
naftová škvrna
oljni madež
akıl çelendenize petrol sızıntısıkurnazmarifetliustalıklı

slick

[slɪk]
A. ADJ (slicker (compar) (slickest (superl)))
1. (pej) (= superficial, glib) → hábil
he's too slick for mees demasiado hábil para mi gusto
2. (= polished, skilful) → impecable
a slick performanceuna actuación impecable
be slick about it!¡date prisa!
B. N oil slick (large) → marea f negra; (small) → mancha f de petróleo, capa f de petróleo (en el agua)
C. VTalisar
to slick down one's hairalisarse el pelo
to slick o.s. upacicalarse

slick

[ˈslɪk]
adj
(= skilful) [production, style] → sophistiqué(e); [performance] → très au point
(= smooth) [action, movement] → fluide
(= persuasive) [person, speech] → mielleux/euse
n
(also oil slick) → nappe f de pétrole, marée f noire
vt
to slick one's hair back → plaquer ses cheveux en arrière

slick

adj (+er)
(often pej: = clever) → gewieft (inf), → clever (inf); answer, solutionglatt; show, performance, translation, styleglatt, professionell; a slick novelein glatt or professionell geschriebener Roman; a slick customerein ganz gewiefter Kerl (inf)
hairgeschniegelt
(US: = slippery) → glatt, schlüpfrig
n
(= oil slick)(Öl)teppich m, → Schlick nt
(US inf: = glossy) → Hochglanzmagazin nt
(= racing tyre)Slick m (inf)

slick

[slɪk]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (adroitly executed, show, performance) → brillante (pej) (answer, excuse) → troppo pronto/a; (person, glib) → dalla parlantina sciolta; (cunning) → scaltro/a; (insincere) → untuoso/a
a slick character → un(a) dritto/a
2. n (also oil slick) → chiazza di petrolio
3. vt (also slick down) (hair, with comb) → lisciare; (with haircream) → impomatare

slick1

(slik) adjective
clever especially in a sly or dishonest way; smart. That was a very slick move!
ˈslickly adverb
ˈslickness noun

slick2

(slik) noun
(also ˈoil-slick) a broad band of oil floating on the surface of the sea etc. An oil-slick is threatening the coast.
References in classic literature ?
I started to get up, and knocked down an umbrella; it made a noise like a pistol-shot when it struck that hard, slick, carpetless floor; I grated my teeth and held my breath--Harris did not stir.
He said we must slick up our swords and guns, and get ready.
If you hadn't've spoke up slick I'd have bu'st your face in, sonny.
The front of his vest and coat are slick with grease, and his trousers bag at the knees.
They're sure slick," was his secret judgment; and from bits of gossip dropped now and again he felt his judgment well buttressed.
Kind of slick, that; oily, you know; not made in a chemical factory.
And, like a slick of cane, I had started on my way.
I finally had Slick loaded up in my truck and it was clear he was not accustomed to riding in the front seat, nor was he comfortable with old plastic spit bottles and shotgun hulls on my floorboard touching his fancy boots.
Wireline services are also segmented on the basis of the type of wireline used which includes Electric Line and Slick line.
Iran demands that the Indian tanker's insurer pay for the oil slick, while India says Iran has no right to detain the ship--and its 35 Indian crewmen--and must release them immediately.
Bahrain is monitoring the situation after it received a satellite view of the oil slick and could increase safety measures depending on an investigation, said Supreme Council for Environment pollution control from the source unit head Hanan Haidar.