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slick

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslickslick1 /slɪk/ adjective  1 PERSUADEif something is slick, it is done in a skilful and attractive way and seems expensive, but it often contains no important or interesting ideas a slick Hollywood production slick advertising The presentation was very slick.2 PERSUADEif someone is slick, they are good at persuading people, often in a way that does not seem honest a slick used-car salesman3 DO WELLEFFECTIVEdone smoothly and quickly He got round the defender using some slick footwork.4 SLIDEsmooth and slipperyslick with Cars were sliding off roads that were slick with rain.5 GOOD/EXCELLENT American English old-fashioned very good or attractiveslickly adverbslickness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
slickI don't trust her. She's too slick.As we all know, nomatterhow slick and glossy a campaign, it will never sell the unsellable.The gear change is slick and rapid.She forgets the steals, the rebounds, the slick ballhandling.Scores of new titles, with slick covers and graphics, fill the shelves.Printed in the shrill neons of commercial art, these leering posters document the slick, creeping hucksterism of contemporary life.Thanks to O'Neil's slick fielding, the Giants won 3-1.The going was steep and treacherously slick in places, and Paige had all her concentration centred on staying upright.He's got a bunch of slick lawyers to get him out of paying the $11 million he owes us.They couldn't climb up the slick lime walls of the pit.Not up on my tribes, I reckon, but you can tell him it was a slick operation.slick paperIt's so slick you could be forgiven for thinking it's a close-ratio box.slick withCars were sliding off roads that were slick with snow.
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slickslick2 noun [countable]  1 TTR (also oil slick)SLIDE an area of oil on the surface of water or on a road2 American EnglishTCN a magazine printed on good-quality paper with a shiny surface, usually with a lot of colour pictures syn glossy magazine3 TTCDS technical a smooth car tyre used for racing
Examples from the Corpus
slickBelow a slick of oil hovered clouds of undissolved cream.He said oil slicks from the stricken leviathan still sometimes marred the bay.Children were swimming in the canal amid shimmering oil slicks while their fathers fished from their living rooms.This problem to some extent overshadowed the oil slick as an environmental issue.The stench of the fuel floated above the pond Monday and rainbow slicks could be seen near its mouth.The Domesday Group had also predicted the terrible slime slick to which Slampacker was referring.The slick is one of the largest, and potentially most damaging, ever to have been recorded.
slickslick3 verb   slick something ↔ down/back→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slickHe painted it with several coats of varnish to slick it up.The rain grew heavier, slicking the ground.Saunders' body was twitching violently as his blood leaked out in dying jets, slicking the walkway.
From Longman Business Dictionaryslickslick /slɪk/ adjective1a slick person uses clever talk to persuade people to do something, especially in a way that does not seem honest or sincerea slick investment bankerThe public sometimes view the salesperson as being a slick fast-talking confidence trickster.2cleverly made and attractive, but often not containing any important or interesting ideasThe agency has a reputation for producing work that is slick and classy.slick advertising brochures
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Verb table
slick
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslick
he, she, itslicks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslicked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slicked
he, she, ithas slicked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slicked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slick
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slicked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slicking
he, she, itis slicking
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you, we, theyare slicking
Past
I, he, she, itwas slicking
you, we, theywere slicking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slicking
he, she, ithas been slicking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slicking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slicking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slicking
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