glide

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈɡlaɪd/

Verb[change]

Plain form
glide

Third-person singular
glides

Past tense
glided

Past participle
glided

Present participle
gliding

  1. To glide is to move without making an effort.
    He glided over the dance-floor.
  2. To glide is to float in the air gradually downwards.
    When a bird glides, it goes forwards and downward without flapping its wings.
  3. To glide is to fly in a glider or an aircraft without an engine.
    After losing power, the pilot was able to glide his aircraft to land.

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