English version

slide

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslideslide1 /slaɪd/ ●●● S3 W3 verb (past tense and past participle slid /slɪd/) 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]SLIDE to move smoothly over a surface while continuing to touch it, or to make something move in this wayslide along/across/down etc 🔊 Francesca slid across the ice.slide something across/along etc 🔊 He opened the oven door and slid the pan of cookies in. 🔊 He slid open the door of the glass cabinet.2 [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUT to move somewhere quietly and smoothly, or to move something in this wayslide into/out of etc 🔊 Daniel slid out of the room when no one was looking. 🔊 She slid into the driver’s seat.slide something into/out of etc something 🔊 He slid the gun into his pocket.3 [intransitive]LESS if prices, amounts, rates etc slide, they become lower syn drop opp rise 🔊 Stocks slid a further 3% on the major markets today.see thesaurus at decrease4 [intransitive] to gradually become worse, or to begin to have a problem 🔊 Students’ test scores started to slide in the mid-1990s.slide into 🔊 Murphy gradually slid into a pattern of drug abuse.5 let something slideTHESAURUSslide to move smoothly over a surface while continuing to touch itThe glass slid off the tray and crashed to the floor.The kids were having fun sliding around on the polished floor.slip to slide a short distance accidentally, and fall or lose your balance slightlyBe careful you don’t slip on the ice.She slipped and broke her ankle.skid to slide sideways or forwards in a way that is difficult to control – used especially about a moving vehicle He slammed on the brakes and the car skidded to a halt. Go slowly in wet or icy weather, because it’s easy to skid.glide to move smoothly and quietly across water or a smooth surface, especially in a graceful wayA swan was gliding across the lake.The ship glided into port.slither to slide in an awkward way, for example on a rough or muddy surface. Also used to describe the movement of a snake as it goes from side to side along the groundTom slithered down the bank into the water.The snake slithered away and disappeared under a rock.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slide""Your money, '' said White, as he slid a roll of banknotes across the table.They slid about across her eyeballs.Harry slid across the bench so he was sitting next to me.His movements were becoming liquid and his eyes were beginning to slide around in their sockets like marbles in oil.The children were having a great time, sliding around on the polished floor.When he reached for her hand, it slid away from his.He slid back on the mat to where she sat, and he handed her the jay.The dollar fell in late trading in New York yesterday and slid further this morning.Students' test scores started to slide in the mid-1980s.The coffin was slid into the waiting hearse.Fold the omelette over, slide it onto a plate, and serve immediately.We slipped and slid, losing our balance on the iceSeveral glasses slid off the tray and crashed to the floor.The door to the corridor slid open.He helps slide the jacket down my arms.Is Swindon sliding towards Skid Row?Prices will continue to slide unless production is reduced.Slide your card into the machine and then tap in your number.slid openAfter a moment, the door slid open.At 12: 14 a. m., there was a knock from inside the chamber and a peephole slid open.Moments later his suspicions were confirmed as it gradually slid open.The door to the corridor slid open.The door slid open and he stepped out on to the platform, walking quickly towards the exit.The single door beside her slid open, and she pushed herself out of the carriage.It slid open as Bernice approached.Lucy walked up the fight of steps; the plate glass doors slid open electronically as she crossed the beam.slide something into/out of etc somethingMcMurphy was there, studying the deck of cards that slid in and out of sight in his hands.Sandi slid one out of the box she was taking.When a car approached, two of them gently slid Miguel out of the way.slide intoMurphy gradually slid into a pattern of drug abuse.
slideslide2 ●●○ S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 slide.jpg for childrenDHT a large structure with steps leading to the top of a long sloping surface that children can slide down2 decrease [usually singular]LESS a decrease in prices, amounts etc opp riseslide in 🔊 the current slide in house priceson the slide 🔊 The company’s shares were on the slide again yesterday, down 7p at 339p.3 slides.jpg pictureTCP a small piece of film in a frame that you shine a light through to show a picture on a screen or wall 🔊 a slide show4 getting worse [usually singular] a situation in which something gradually gets worse, or someone develops a problemslide in 🔊 School administrators were unable to explain the slide in student performance.slide into 🔊 a slide into economic chaos5 scienceST a small piece of thin glass used for holding something that you want to look at under a microscope6 music/machineAPM a sliding part of a machine or musical instrument, such as the U-shaped tube of a trombone7 movement [usually singular]SLIDE a sliding movement across a surface 🔊 The car went into a slide.8 earth/snowHE a sudden fall of earth, stones, snow etc down a slope 🔊 a rock slide9 for hair British EnglishDCB a small metal or plastic object that holds your hair in place
Examples from the Corpus
slideA monitoring system that closes the road by activating a red signal light when a slide occurs is also in place.a slide showThere are also some 10,000 air photographs and slides.Work on display includes life-sized Elizabethan figures, a mural and an exhibit featuring the projection of slides on to specially made screens.Visitors entering the park from the Highway 140-Mariposa entrance station can see evidence of past slides.Don't go down the slide head first.School administrators were unable to explain the slide in student performance.More than 200 people were in the area at the time of the slide, officials said.on the slideI know some are already on the slide.A team and a club on the slide.Part of the timber flooring on the slide was also damaged.Parents kept glancing at her; so did Anna, as she played morosely on the slide and the largest swing.Go and play on the slide and let the girls get on with their game.Pushing on the slide, best friends leaving us, these are the often seemingly mundane problems of childhood.But it also was the last gasp for a team on the slide.Place one of these on the slide and cover with a few drops of water.slide showThere's also a slide show and talk presented by ex P.O.W.'s once incarcerated in Colditz, followed by dinner.He was constantly weighing how to advance the sister-parish relationship Was a slide show about Madre too little?The meeting was complete with a slide show prepared by the National League of Cities that explained the block grant program.By the time we met again, I had put together a low-budget slide show.George often uses slides showing complex shapes.The Alpenblick offers a weekly slide show and regular guided walks with the owner.
From Longman Business Dictionaryslideslide /slaɪd/ verb (past tense and past participle slid /slɪd/) [intransitive] to gradually become lower or lessSome dealers continued to buy silver as the price slid.The new model didn’t stop their share of the U.S. car market from sliding. slide into something→ See Verb table
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
slide
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslide
he, she, itslides
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slid
he, she, ithas slid
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slid
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slide
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slid
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam sliding
he, she, itis sliding
> View More
you, we, theyare sliding
Past
I, he, she, itwas sliding
you, we, theywere sliding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sliding
he, she, ithas been sliding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sliding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sliding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sliding
> View Less