WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: slide, slip, skidSlide means to move smoothly across a surface. You can talk about people, objects, or liquids sliding• This floor's great for sliding on. • The door slid open (NOT slided open).• A tear slid down her cheek.Slipmeans to accidentally slide a small distance, and usually then fall down• She slipped and hurt her wrist. • It's icy - mind you don't slip.Skidmeans to move across a smooth surface in an uncontrolled way. You usually use it to talk about vehicles• Cars skidded on the snow. • Jason skidded around the corner on his bike.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.