vi (past & past p slid /slɪd/)
- 1 (slip) (deliberately) deslizarse*; (accidentally) deslizarse*, resbalar(se) 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
- 2 2.1 (move smoothly, glide) (+ adv compl) 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 o past without our noticing los días transcurrieron sin que nos diéramos cuenta 2.2(sliding pres p)sliding door puerta (f) corrediza or (de) correderaMore example sentences
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- 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.
- ‘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.
vt (past & past p slid /slɪd/)
- (+ adv compl) 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
- 1 1.1 (in playground, pool) tobogán (m), resbaladilla (f) (Méx) , rodadero (m) (Col) , resbalín (m) (Chi)More example sentences1.2 (on ice, slope) rampa (f)
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- Across from school was a big public playground, filled with swing sets and slides and jungle gyms and merry-go-rounds.
- All the traditional features, such as climbing frames, swings, see-saws and slides, can be seen but there is so much more besides.
- We had real playgrounds with merry-go-rounds and metal slides and wooden see saws, all placed on concrete.
- Another time, I remember building a slide out of snow in the backyard with my sister and cousins.
- This fall a toboggan slide will be developed at Hespeler Park.
- The toboggan slide has three individual sliding channels and rubber tubes are provided for the riders.
- 2 2.1 (action — accidental) resbalón (m), resbalada (f) (AmL) ; (— deliberate) deslizamiento (m) 2.2 (decline — in prices) bajón (m), caída (f); (— in standards) decadencia (f) the slide in stock prices la caída or la baja de las cotizacionesMore example sentences
- A lone bolt would halt some of the slide, but not enough to warrant any comfort.
- Keeping the front wheels pointing in the direction of travel will also aid traction and help prevent a power-sapping slide.
- The slide came, the slope caught them and the wheels came off.
- 3 3.1 [Phot] diapositiva (f), transparencia (f), filmina (f) to show slides pasar or proyectar diapositivas ( or transparencias etc) (before n) slide magazine (rectangular) bandeja (f) (circular) carrusel (m) slide projector proyector (m) de diapositivas a slide show una proyección de diapositivas 3.2 (for microscope — glass plate) portaobjetos (m); (— specimen) muestra (f)More example sentences
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- The measurements are performed in vitro, with a DNA construction anchored between a glass microscope slide and a silica bead.
- Two Pt electrodes separated by 1.1 cm were attached to a glass microscope slide, and the space between the electrodes was filled with the cell suspension.
- The machine then applies a thin, even layer of cells to a microscope slide for examination.
- The easiest way is to print the image on a transparency slide (the ones normally used for an overhead projector) with a laser printer.
- Thus, in this room right now, we are converting electrical energy into light energy in the projector that is beaming images from my slides to the screen before you.
- Other drawings and photographs, projected as slides or mounted on easels, picked out details of the city, highlighting the jumble of old and new.
- 4 (for hair) (BrE) barretteMore 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 [Mus] 5.1 (sequence of notes) apoyatura (f) doble 5.2 (on instrument) vara (f) correderaMore 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.
- 6slide (control) [Audio] [Elec] control (m)