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verb [intransitive] glide pronunciation in British English /ɡlaɪd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegliding
past tenseglided
past participleglided
  1. 1
    to move in a smooth and easy way with no noise

    The blade glided easily over his skin.

    She glided across the stage of London’s Lyric Theatre.

  2. 2
    to fly without using power, carried by the wind

    An eagle glided low over the ground.

  3. 3
    to fly in a glider


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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