1 verb past tense and past participle slid,
1 (I, T) to move smoothly over a surface while continuing to touch it, or to make something move in this way
(+ along/across/down etc): The kids were sliding on the ice. | slide sth across/along etc: Peter slid his glass across the table.
2 (intransitive, transitive always + adv/prep) to move somewhere quietly without being noticed, or to move something in this way
(+ into/out of etc): Daniel slid out of the room when no one was looking. | slide sth into/out of etc: She slid a gun into her pocket.
3 (I) if prices etc slide, they become lower: When will the government take action to support the sliding pound?
4 let sth slide to let a situation get gradually worse, without trying to stop it: Simon had really let things slide and the house was a mess.
2 noun
1 FOR CHILDREN (C) a large structure for children to slide down at a playground
2 FOR HAIR (C) a small metal or plastic object that holds your hair in place
3 MOVEMENT (singular) a sliding movement across a surface: The car went into a slide on the surface.
4 PICTURE (C) a small piece of film in a frame that shows a picture on a screen 1 (2a) when you shine light through it: Don't you want to see my slides of Korea?
5 PRICE/AMOUNT (singular) a fall in prices, amounts etc: a slide in living standards
6 IN SCIENCE (C) a small piece of thin glass used for holding something when you look at it under a microscope
7 MUSIC (C) a part of a machine or musical instrument, such as the U-shaped tube of a trombone
8 EARTH/SNOW (C) AmE a sudden fall of earth, stones, snow etc down a slope
—see also: landslide

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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