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Language: Old English
Origin: glidan

glide

1 verb
     
glide1 [intransitive]
1 [always + adverb/preposition] to move smoothly and quietly, as if without effort
glide across/over/down etc
couples gliding over the dancefloor
2
a) if a bird glides, it flies without moving its wings
b) if a plane glides, it flies without using an engine
3 [always + adverb/preposition] to do or achieve things easily
glide through
Kennedy seemed to glide through life.

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