slide1 [ slaıd ] noun count **
▸ 1 something children play on
▸ 2 sliding movement
▸ 3 reduction in amount
▸ 4 piece of film/glass
▸ 5 fall of rock/earth etc.
1. ) a structure that children play on by climbing up steps and sliding down a slope on the other side
2. ) a sliding movement:
My bike went into a slide.
3. ) a situation in which an amount becomes less:
slide in: The company was hit by a slide in profits last year.
4. ) a small piece of film in a frame, that you shine light through in order to show the image on a screen
a ) a small thin piece of glass on which you put something that you want to look at using a MICROSCOPE
5. ) a sudden fall of rock, earth, etc. from the side of a mountain
slide 2 [ slaıd ] (past tense and past participle slid [ slıd ] ) verb **
1. ) intransitive to move smoothly and quickly across a surface:
The doors slid open.
slide over/across/off etc.: The kids love to slide down this hill on the sledge.
a ) transitive to make something move smoothly and quickly across a surface:
slide something over/across/along etc. something: She slid a tray along the counter.
2. ) intransitive to move quickly without anyone noticing you:
slide into/out etc: I think they slid out the back door a minute ago.
a ) transitive to move or put something somewhere quickly without anyone noticing:
slide something out of/into etc. something: Ken slid the letter into his pocket.
3. ) intransitive to gradually be in a worse situation than before:
slide into: The company slid further into debt last year.
4. ) intransitive to become smaller in amount:
Profits have been sliding over the last few years.
let something slide
to let a situation become worse and not do anything to stop it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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