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To slide, or to move in a graceful way

slide

verb

to move smoothly and quickly across a surface

glide

verb

to move in a smooth and easy way with no noise

slither

verb

to slide over a surface

dance

verb

if a person or animal dances somewhere, they move there in a lively graceful way, usually because they are happy or full of energy

float

verb

to move in a very soft and graceful way

skid

verb

to slide across the ground in an uncontrolled way

slip

verb

to slide something into a place or position

slip

verb

if something that is moving round slips, it fails to stay firmly on a surface

slide

verb

to make something move smoothly and quickly across a surface

slither

verb

to move along the ground like a snake

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