glide

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Verb[change]

Plain form
glide

Third person singular
glides

Simple past
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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