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Slide

To move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
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Slither

To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
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Slide

To participate in a sport that involves such movement
Sliding for a medal in luge.
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Slither

To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait
Slithered over to the window.
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Slide

To lose a secure footing or positioning; slip
Slid on the ice and fell.
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Slither

To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface
"We went slithering down the muddy rocks to sea level" (Jane Rodgers).
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Slide

To pass smoothly and quietly; glide
Slid past the door without anyone noticing.
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Slither

A slithering movement or gait.
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Slide

(Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
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Slither

(intransitive) To move about smoothly and from side to side.
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Slide

To be ignored or not dealt with; drop
Let the matter slide.
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Slither

(intransitive) To slide
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Slide

To decrease
Prices slid in morning trading.
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Slither

(archaic) slithery; slippery
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Slide

To become less favorable or less desirable
Economic conditions have begun to slide.
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Slither

A limestone rubble.
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Slide

To cause to slide or slip
Slid the glass down to the other end of the counter.
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Slither

A sliver.
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Slide

To place covertly or deftly
Slid the stolen merchandise into his pocket.
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Slither

To slide; to glide.
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Slide

A sliding movement or action.
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Slither

To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly;
They slid through the wicket in the big gate
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Slide

A smooth, usually inclined surface or track for sliding
A water slide.
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Slide

A playground apparatus for children to slide on, typically consisting of a smooth chute climbed onto by means of a ladder.
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Slide

A part that operates by sliding, as the U-shaped section of tube on a trombone that is moved to change the pitch.
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Slide

A period of decline or loss
"The semiconductor industry is heading for a cyclical slide" (New York Times).
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Slide

An image on a transparent base for projection on a screen.
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Slide

One of a series of images projected digitally as part of a presentation.
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Slide

A small glass plate for mounting specimens to be examined under a microscope.
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Slide

A fall of a mass of rock, earth, or snow down a slope; an avalanche or landslide.
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Slide

A backless shoe with an open toe.
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Slide

A slight portamento used in violin playing, passing quickly from one note to another.
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Slide

An ornamentation consisting of two grace notes approaching the main note.
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Slide

A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
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Slide

The bottleneck style of guitar playing.
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Slide

(ergative) To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface.
He slid the boat across the grass.
The safe slid slowly.
Snow slides down the side of a mountain.
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Slide

(intransitive) To move on a low-friction surface.
The car slid on the ice.
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Slide

To drop down and skid into a base.
Jones slid into second.
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Slide

(intransitive) To lose one’s balance on a slippery surface.
He slid while going around the corner.
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Slide

(transitive) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip.
To alter the meaning of a question by sliding in a word
Schoolchildren sometimes slide each other notes during class.
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Slide

(transitive) To subtly direct a facial expression at (someone).
He slid me a dirty look.
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Slide

To pass inadvertently.
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Slide

(intransitive) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance.
A ship or boat slides through the water.
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Slide

To decrease in amount or value.
The stock market slid yesterday after major stocks released weak quarterly results.
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Slide

(music) To smoothly pass from one note to another by bending the pitch upwards or downwards.
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Slide

(regional) To ride down snowy hills upon a toboggan or similar object for recreation.
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Slide

To go; to move from one place or to another.
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Slide

(soccer) To kick so that the ball slides along the ground with little or no turning.
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Slide

An item of play equipment that children can climb up and then slide down again.
The long, red slide was great fun for the kids.
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Slide

A surface of ice, snow, butter, etc. on which someone can slide for amusement or as a practical joke.
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Slide

The falling of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones down the slope of a hill or mountain; avalanche.
The slide closed the highway.
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Slide

An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, especially one constructed on a mountainside for conveying logs by sliding them down.
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Slide

A mechanism consisting of a part which slides on or against a guide.
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Slide

The act of sliding; smooth, even passage or progress.
A slide on the ice
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Slide

A lever that can be moved in two directions.
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Slide

A valve that works by sliding, such as in a trombone.
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Slide

(photography) A transparent plate bearing an image to be projected to a screen.
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Slide

A page of a computer presentation package such as PowerPoint.
I still need to prepare some slides for my presentation tomorrow.
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Slide

(sciences) A flat, usually rectangular piece of glass or similar material on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope Generally referred to as a microscope slide.
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Slide

(baseball) The act of dropping down and skidding into a base
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Slide

A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar.
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Slide

A lively dance from County Kerry, in 12/8 time.
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Slide

(geology) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
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Slide

(music) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
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Slide

(phonetics) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
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Slide

A clasp or brooch for a belt, etc.
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Slide

A pocket in one's pants (trousers).
With ten dollars in his slide
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Slide

(footwear) A shoe that is backless and open-toed.
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Slide

(speech therapy) A voluntary stutter used as a technique to control stuttering in one's speech.
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Slide

A promiscuous woman, slut.
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Slide

To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.
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Slide

Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet.
They bathe in summer, and in winter slide.
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Slide

To pass inadvertently.
Beware thou slide not by it.
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Slide

To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
Ages shall slide away without perceiving.
Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
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Slide

To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
Their foot shall slide in due time.
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Slide

To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
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Slide

To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
With good hope let he sorrow slide.
With a calm carelessness letting everything slide.
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Slide

To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
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Slide

To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
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Slide

The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
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Slide

Smooth, even passage or progress.
A better slide into their business.
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Slide

That on which anything moves by sliding.
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Slide

That which operates by sliding.
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Slide

A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern, stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object to be examined with a microscope.
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Slide

The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also, the track of bare rock left by a land slide.
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Slide

A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
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Slide

A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
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Slide

A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
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Slide

Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
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Slide

A small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
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Slide

(geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
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Slide

(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale;
The violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
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Slide

Plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
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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
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Slide

A transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
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Slide

Sloping channel through which things can descend
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Slide

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner;
The wheels skidded against the sidewalk
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Slide

To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly;
They slid through the wicket in the big gate
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Slide

Move smoothly along a surface;
He slid the money over to the other gambler
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