slide down

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Verb1.slide down - fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
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I had slidden down the balusters when I was a boy, and thought nothing of it, but to slide down the balusters in a railway-train is a thing to make one's flesh creep.
Yes, when you were blurting out that I sometimes slide down the banisters.
This evening Gertrude Lindsay and Jane Carpenter met me at the top of the stairs, and said they wanted to slide down the banisters and would do it if I went first.
I'm going to seal that slide down so that it'll stay there for a million years.
However, let us e'en venture to slide down together; for Miss Bridget rings her bell, and Mr Allworthy is summoned to breakfast, where I must attend, and, if you please, shall be glad of your company.
But the part of the mill she liked best was the topmost story,--the corn-hutch, where there were the great heaps of grain, which she could sit on and slide down continually.
But Billina found the grasshopper hard and lifeless, and suspecting it was not good to eat she quickly dropped it instead of letting it slide down her throat.
He had been on his way home from the PDC World Darts Championship when Andrews decided to slide down the space between escalators, reported The Sun.
A drunk man attempted to slide down London tube escalator but later regretted doing so when he realised such stunts only look amazing on the screen.
When a snag occurs, slip the metal frame over your line, hold the retrieval cord in one hand with the fishing line in the other and let the lure knocker slide down to the snag.
To access these, slide down the color bar as if you were trying to select the red on the bottom of the bar, continue sliding past the bottom of the bar once you get to the bottom and slide down until just above the "send to" button.
Two men slide down |the roof of a building in Southgate, Huddersfield