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verb     slide pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesliding
past tenseslid
past participleslid
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move smoothly and quickly across a surface
    slide over/across/off etc.:

    The kids love to slide down this hill on their sleds.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make something move smoothly and quickly across a surface
      slide something over/across/along etc. something:

      She slid a tray along the counter.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move quickly without anyone noticing you
    slide into/out etc.:

    I think they slid out the back door a minute ago.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to move or put something somewhere quickly without anyone noticing
      slide something out of/into etc. something:

      Ken slid the letter into his pocket.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to gradually be in a worse situation than before
    slide into:

    The company slid further into debt last year.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to become smaller in amount

    Profits have been sliding over the last few years.



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