slide


slide
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noun
1 in photography
ADJECTIVE
colour/color
photographic
VERB + SLIDE
show
develop
SLIDE + NOUN
film
presentation, show

He gave a fascinating slide show on climbing in the Himalayas.

projector
2 for use with a microscope
ADJECTIVE
glass
microscope
VERB + SLIDE
mount sth on
3 change to a lower/worse condition
ADJECTIVE
downhill, downward
inevitable, inexorable
long, slow, steady

her slow slide into drug addiction

precipitous, steep
slippery (esp. BrE)

the start of a slippery slide down to family breakdown

economic, stock-market
VERB + SLIDE
begin
continue

The country is continuing the slide into chaos and violence.

halt, prevent, stop
reverse
PREPOSITION
slide down

He began his slide down the slippery slope of alcohol abuse.

slide in

to stop the slide in the dollar

slide into

No one could prevent the inexorable slide into war.

slide towards/toward

the market's recent slide towards/toward panic

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verb
ADVERB
slowly

Tears slid slowly down his pale cheek.

quickly
easily
smoothly

a vehicle that will slide smoothly across snow

gently
gracefully
noiselessly, quietly, silently

The moon slid silently behind a cloud.

around, away, back, backwards/backward, down, forward, in, off, out, sideways

The drawers slide in and out easily.

Her eyes slid away from his in embarrassment.

downhill (often figurative)

The economy is sliding rapidly downhill.

PREPOSITION
across, along, down, from, into, off, onto, out of, over, to, up, etc.

The Hong Kong economy was sliding into recession.

She took the note and slid it quickly into her pocket.

He slid off the couch and walked over to me.

PHRASES
slide open

The doors slid open.

Slide is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arm, ↑eye, ↑hand, ↑snake, ↑wheel
Slide is used with these nouns as the object: ↑hand, ↑per cent

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Slide — could be related to any of these.Mechanical*Evacuation slide *Landslide the movement of soil, mud or rock down a slope. *Playground slide a smooth, sloped surface down which (usually) children slide while sitting down. *Water slide a popular… …   Wikipedia

  • Slide — Slide, n. [AS. sl[=i]de.] 1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice. [1913 Webster] 2. Smooth, even passage or progress. [1913 Webster] A better slide into their business. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. That on which anything moves by sliding.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slide — [slaɪd] verb slid PTandPP [slɪd] [intransitive] to gradually become lower or less: • Some dealers continued to buy silver as the price slid. • The new model didn t stop their share of the U.S. car market from sliding. slide into something phrasal …   Financial and business terms

  • slide — vb Slide, slip, glide, skid, glissade, slither, coast, toboggan can mean to move along easily and smoothly over or as if over a surface. Slide usually implies accelerating motion and continuous contact with a smooth and slippery surface; it is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Slide — Slide, v. t. [imp. {Slid}; p. p. {Slidden}, {Slid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slidding}.] [OE. sliden, AS. sl[=i]dan; akin to MHG. sl[=i]ten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. {Sled}.] 1. To move along the surface of any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slide It In — Slide It In …   Википедия

  • Slide It In — Album par Whitesnake Sortie janvier 1984 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • slide — [slīd] vi. slid [slid] sliding [ME sliden < OE slidan < IE * (s)leidh , slippery < base * (s)lei , slimy, slippery > LIME1, SLICK, SLIME] 1. to move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance [windows that… …   English World dictionary

  • Slide It In — Álbum de Whitesnake Publicación Enero de 1984 (Reino Unido) Abril de 1984 (Estados Unidos) Grabación 1983 Género(s) Hard rock, Heavy metal …   Wikipedia Español

  • Slide — Slide, v. t. 1. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slide — (v.) O.E. slidan move smoothly, glide, from P.Gmc. *slidanan (Cf. O.H.G. slito, Ger. Schlitten sledge ), from PIE root * (s)lei slide (Cf. Lith. slystu to glide, slide, O.C.S. sledu track, Gk. olisthos slipperiness …   Etymology dictionary


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