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Pronunciation: /slaɪd/

Translation of slide in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado 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) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) 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 present participle/participio presente)
    sliding door puerta (feminine) corrediza or (de) corredera
    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.
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado slid /slɪd/)

  • (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) 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 English/inglés británico) barrette
  • 5 [Music/Música] 5.1 (sequence of notes) apoyatura (feminine) doble 5.2 (on instrument) vara (feminine) corredera

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