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American English: /slaɪd/
British English: /slʌɪd/

Translation of slide in Spanish:

intransitive verb past tense & past participle slidPronunciation: /slɪd/

  • 1 (slip)
    (deliberately) deslizarse
    (accidentally) deslizarse
    she slid down the rope
    se deslizó por la cuerda
    the plate slid (off) onto the floor
    el plato (se) resbaló y cayó al suelo
    stock prices continued to slide
    las cotizaciones siguieron bajando
    to let things slide
    dejar que las cosas se vengan abajo
    I've let things slide in the garden
    tengo el jardín bastante abandonado
    Example sentences
    • Images of powerful creatures slide along the smooth walls.
    • He slid along the smooth floor, barely managing to scramble back and grab his gun before the walls smashed together.
    • A folder was thrown onto the table; it slid along the smooth surface to land in front of her.
  • 2 2.1 (move smoothly, glide) (+ adverb complement) the curtain slides smoothly along the rail
    la cortina corre or se desliza con suavidad por el riel
    the door slides open/shut
    la puerta se abre/se cierra corriéndola
    she slid quietly out of the room
    salió sigilosamente de la habitación
    the days slid by or past without our noticing
    los días transcurrieron sin que nos diéramos cuenta
    Example sentences
    • ‘My God, Marlon,’ purrs Sadie King as she slides her hand seductively along the vicar's leg while reaching for her pint of mild.
    • We slide our hands along our scarves before wrapping them around our bodies.
    • Then he grabbed the keys to his car, extending the ignition key, and grabbed her wrist, sliding it along forcefully.
    also: sliding present participle
    sliding door
    puerta (feminine) corrediza or (de) corredera

transitive verb past tense & past participle slidPronunciation: /slɪd/

  • (+ adverb complement) she slid the book across the table toward him
    le pasó el libro deslizándolo por la mesa
    he slid his hand along the wall
    pasó la mano por la pared
    to slide the bolt back
    correr el cerrojo
    he slid the letter back into his pocket
    se volvió a meter la carta en el bolsillo
    she slid a coin into his hand
    le pasó disimuladamente una moneda


  • 4 (for hair) (British) barrette
    Example sentences
    • It was held in place in the hair by means of a slide or vertical hair pin.
    • Top off the look with a belly skimming T-shirt or airy peasant blouse, flowing hippie hair, and a pair of beaded slides.
    • I dug about for my straighteners and a new slide to separate my hair.
  • 5 (Music) 5.1 (sequence of notes)
    apoyatura (feminine) doble
    5.2 (on instrument)
    vara (feminine) corredera
    Example sentences
    • His dark hair fell into his eyes as he looked down the slide of his instrument, inspecting the dent that his fall had put in it the day before.
    • At first he merely toyed with the instrument, running a slide up and down and picking out series of notes almost like scales.
    • The slide is a smooth satin black, with almost all of its corners rounded.
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