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slide

2 noun
     
slide
slide2 [countable]
1

for children

DHT a large structure with steps leading to the top of a long sloping surface which children can slide down
2

decrease

[usually singular] a decrease in prices, amounts etc [≠ rise]
slide in
the current slide in house prices
on the slide
The company's shares were on the slide again yesterday, down 7p at 339p.
slide
3

picture

TCP a small piece of film in a frame that you shine a light through to show a picture on a screen or wall:
4

getting worse

[usually singular] a situation in which something gradually gets worse, or someone develops a problem
slide in
School administrators were unable to explain the slide in student performance.
slide into
a slide into economic chaos
5

science

ST a small piece of thin glass used for holding something that you want to look at under a microscope
6

music/machine

APM a sliding part of a machine or musical instrument, such as the U-shaped tube of a trombone
7

movement

[usually singular] a sliding movement across a surface:
8

earth/snow

HE a sudden fall of earth, stones, snow etc down a slope:
a rock slide
9

for hair

British EnglishDCB a small metal or plastic object that holds your hair in place

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