slide


slide
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. glide, slip, coast, skim; steal, pass. See motion, descent.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To move with a sliding motion]
Syn. glide, skate, skim, slip, coast, skid, toboggan, move along, move over, move past, pass along.
2. [To cause to slide, sense 1]
Syn. shove, thrust, ram, impel, urge, propel, drive, press against, butt, launch, start, accelerate; see also push 2 .
let slide,
Syn. ignore, pass over, allow to decline; see neglect 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. chute ramp, trough.
2. glide slip, coast, glissade, skid.
II
v.
glide, slip, coast, glissade, skid, sled, ski, skate, skim, drop, toboggan.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To pass smoothly, quietly, and undisturbed on or as if on a slippery surface: coast, drift. See MOVE. 2. To ride on a sled in the snow: sled, sledge. See MOVE. 3. To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly: glide, glissade, lapse, slip, slither. See MOVE. 4. To move silently and furtively: creep, glide, lurk, mouse, prowl, pussyfoot, skulk, slink, slip, snake, sneak, steal. Slang: gumshoe. See MOVE. 5. To move along in a crouching or prone position: crawl, creep, snake, worm. See MOVE. 6. To maneuver gently and slowly into place: ease, glide, slip. See CAREFUL, EASY. 7. To lose one's balance and fall or almost fall: skid, slip, slither. Idiom: take a skid (or slide). See MOVE. 8. To shift or be shifted out of place: slip. See MOVE. II noun A usually swift downward trend, as in prices: decline, descent, dip, dive, down-slide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, fall, nosedive, plunge, skid, slump, tumble. See INCREASE.

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