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These verbs mean to move smoothly and continuously, often over a slippery surface. Slide usually implies rapid easy movement without loss of contact with the surface: coal that slid down a chute to the cellar. Slip is most often applied to accidental sliding resulting in loss of balance or foothold: slipped on a patch of ice. Glide refers to smooth, free-flowing, seemingly effortless movement: "four snakes gliding up and down a hollow" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
Coast applies especially to downward movement resulting from the effects of gravity or momentum: The driver let the truck coast down the incline. Skid implies an uncontrolled, often sideways sliding caused by a lack of traction: The bus skidded on wet pavement.
v. slid (slid), slid•ing, v.i.
When something slides, it moves smoothly over a surface.
The past tense and past participle of slide is slid, not 'slided'.
You do not use 'slide' to describe the movement of a vehicle when its wheels move sideways on a wet or icy road. The word you use is skid.
Past participle: slidden
|Noun||1.||slide - a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study|
cover glass, cover slip - a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide
section - a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
|2.||slide - (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
descent - a movement downward
avalanche - a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
|3.||slide - (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"|
glissando - a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
|4.||slide - plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide|
playground - yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
|5.||slide - the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"|
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
snowboarding - the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
|6.||slide - a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector|
transparency, foil - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
positive - a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
|7.||slide - sloping channel through which things can descend|
coal chute - a chute for coal
runway - a chute down which logs can slide
skid - one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
water chute - chute with flowing water down which toboggans and inner tubes and people slide into a pool
|Verb||1.||slide - move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"|
submarine - move forward or under in a sliding motion; "The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"
skid - slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
side-slip - slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
|2.||slide - to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"|
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
|3.||slide - move smoothly along a surface; "He slid the money over to the other gambler"|
slide[slaɪd] (slid (vb: pt, pp))
the slide into chaos/debt → la caída en el caos/en la deuda
they were sliding across the floor/down the banisters → se deslizaban por el suelo/por la barandilla
the drawer slides in and out easily → el cajón se abre y se cierra suavemente
the lift doors slid open → las puertas del ascensor se abrieron
I slid into/out of bed → me metí en/me levanté de la cama sigilosamente
she slid into her seat → se dejó deslizar en su asiento
a tear slid down his cheek → una lágrima se deslizó por su mejilla
the book slid off my knee → el libro se me resbaló de la rodilla
to let things slide → dejar que las cosas se vengan abajo
these last few months he's let everything slide → estos últimos meses se ha desentendido de todo
she slid a hand along his arm → le deslizó una mano por el brazo
he slid the plate across the table → hizo deslizar el plato al otro lado de la mesa
she slid the door open → corrió la puerta para abrirla
she slid the key into the keyhole → deslizó la llave en el ojo de la cerradura
to go on the slide → faire du toboggan
Do you want to go on the slide? → Tu veux faire du toboggan?
slidevb: pret, ptp <slid>
slide[slaɪd] (slid (vb: pt, pp))
the slide in share prices → la caduta del prezzo delle azioni
these drawers slide in and out easily → questi cassetti scorrono bene
to slide down the banisters → scivolare giù per il corrimano
to let things slide (fig) → trascurare tutto