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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slide ( 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.
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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