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1    coast, glide, glissade, skim, slip, slither, toboggan, veer  
2    let slide      forget, gloss over, ignore, let ride, neglect, pass over, push to the back of one's mind, turn a blind eye to  
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  ( slides    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sliding    present participle)   ( slid    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When something slides somewhere or when you slide it there, it moves there smoothly over or against something.  
She slid the door open...      V n with adj  
I slid the wallet into his pocket...      V n prep/adv  
Tears were sliding down his cheeks.      V prep/adv  
2       verb   If you slide somewhere, you move there smoothly and quietly.  
He slid into the driver's seat...      V prep/adv  
3       verb   To slide into a particular mood, attitude, or situation means to gradually start to have that mood, attitude, or situation often without intending to.   (=slip)  
She had slid into a depression...      V into n  
4       verb   If currencies or prices slide, they gradually become worse or lower in value.     (JOURNALISM)  
The US dollar continued to slide...      V  
Shares slid 11p to 293p after brokers downgraded their profit estimates...      V amount  
      Slide is also a noun., n-count  
...the dangerous slide in oil prices.     
5       n-count   A slide is a small piece of photographic film which you project onto a screen so that you can see the picture.  
...a slide show.     
6       n-count   A slide is a piece of glass on which you put something that you want to examine through a microscope.  
7       n-count   A slide is a piece of playground equipment that has a steep slope for children to go down for fun.  
8    If you let something slide, you allow it to get into a worse state or condition by not attending to it.  
let sth slide      phrase   let inflects  
The company had let environmental standards slide.     

slide rule        ( slide rules    plural  ) A slide rule is an instrument that you use for calculating numbers. It looks like a ruler and has a middle part that slides backwards and forwards.      n-count  

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side, sidle, slice, snide

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