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  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something slides, it moves smoothly and easily, usually over a surface.
    She put on the brakes and slid sideways fifteen yards before she was stopped by a pine tree.
    Carefully slide the egg from the fry pan onto the warm plate.
    She slid the paper beneath the door.
    He jumped into the elevator just as its door was sliding shut.
    He sat down and slid the shoes on quickly.
    Jordana took a deep breath and slid into a seat near the back of the room.
    Slipping and sliding on the snowy sidewalks, I slowly walked up toward the house.
    She felt his fingers sliding under her hair, along the base of her neck.
    Lean forward to see if the new glasses slide off your nose.
    He slid his hand slowly into his pocket.
    Emma slid out of bed, jumping when her feet touched the icy floor.
    They watched their shadows slide along the wall beside them.
  2. (intransitive) If prices, numbers, rates, etc. slide, they go down.
    Oil prices are expected to slide in the near future.



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  1. (countable) A slide is a structure, usually on a playground, that you slide down.
    He made a splash by entering the pool on a water slide.
  2. (countable) A slide is a small photographic image on transparent plastic.
    When Kodak stopped making the slide projector last fall, it was the end of an era.
    A slide presentation on the history of the Irving Park neighborhood will be shown throughout the day.
    The photo contest has winners in slides, prints, and digital images.
    I'm going to show you some slides of real patients and real injuries that are pretty nasty.
  3. (countable) A microscope slide is a piece of glass to hold something under a microscope.
    She transferred each flake to a glass slide under a microscope.
  4. (countable) A slide is a long slow movement down.
    He's just an actor whose life is on a downward slide.
    The slide in gas prices won't continue.
  5. (countable) A slide is a sliding part of a machine or musical instrument.
    His trombone slide was stuck. So he had to excuse himself to get it oiled.
  6. (countable) A slide is a smooth, easy movement, usually over a surface.
  7. (countable) A rock, snow, or mud slide is when a large amount of the material falls down a hill or mountain.