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oil slick

  

      n   a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp. oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship  
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slick  
      adj  
1    flattering and glib  
a slick salesman     
2    adroitly devised or executed  
a slick show     
3    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   shrewd; sly  
4    Informal   superficially attractive  
a slick publication     
5      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   smooth and glossy; slippery  
      n  
6    a slippery area, esp. a patch of oil floating on water  
7    a chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface  
8    the tyre of a racing car that has worn treads  
      vb   tr  
9      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to make smooth or sleek  
10      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   usually foll by: up   to smarten or tidy (oneself)  
11    often foll by: up   to make smooth or glossy  
     (C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth)  
  slickly      adv  
  slickness      n  


oil slick  
      n   a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp. oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship  

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slick

  

      adj  
1    glib, meretricious, plausible, polished, smooth, sophistical, specious  
2    adroit, deft, dexterous, dextrous, polished, professional, sharp, skilful  
      vb  
3    make glossy, plaster down, sleek, smarm down     (Brit. informal)   smooth  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   amateur, amateurish, clumsy, crude, inexpert, unaccomplished, unpolished, unprofessional, unskilful  

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slick, slicker, slickly, sick

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
abbr. acron.
extra virgin olive oil
n.
1) Light sesame seed oil 2) Sesame seeds from Hindi jingali
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
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