verb (past and past participle slid /slɪd/)[no object, with adverbial of direction]
- 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.
- He stepped onto the grooved rubber flooring that was likely used to siphon off wet shoes and boots, before quickly sliding into the front seat of the rail.
- I realized that I was still holding Sean's hand and dropped it quickly, sliding into the seat Amber had just vacated.
- I let go of Josh's arm as we reached his car, and quickly slid into the passenger seat.
- He explained that numbers attending the second level school have been sliding over the years, dropping from a height of 300 to just over 70.
- Fifth, there is a streak of melancholia in the English imagination, which can easily slide into a condition of fatalism.
- But even public rhetoric slid to new levels after it became clear that the Congress would form government at the Centre.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are plenty of movements, like diving catches, double play attempts or slides into bases that look and feel very natural to the game itself.
- This is bolstered with improved animation, so diving catches and slides into bases, for example, are extremely slick.
- Headfirst slides on the bases are off limits, as well.
- Results released over the last two quarters, particularly in the United States indicate that credit quality is on the slide.
- But the stock slide has slashed the value of his original investment by two-thirds.
- Contributing to the current slide are some of the older more established technology and telecommunications names.
- 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.
- The tooling is mounted on arms that are attached to slides, as well.
- It can also attach to tripod via a quick-release slide.
- But the delivery sells it, and a song that opens with a descending chromatic wail and psychedelic wah-wah slide is just a bit much.
- With the bass player and second guitarist supplying harmony vocals, and some fine slide playing from aforesaid guitarist, these guys got the job done.
- Tinny acoustic plucks, triangle tinkles, and a later-arriving electric slide accent the point.
- 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.
- 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.
let something slide
- Negligently allow something to deteriorate: Papa had let the business slide after Mama’s deathMore example sentences
neglect, pay little/no attention to, not attend to, be remiss about, be lax about, shirk, skimp on, let something go downhill, let something go to seed
- Unfortunately, he has let things slide; he has allowed the laws against immorality to become a dead letter, and the Viennese to do very much as they please.
- As many of you know, they cannot let a snide comment slide; they cannot turn the other cheek and allow the lecture, talk, forum or film to progress.
- I have to find/make friends and maintain relationships, not letting them slide because ‘we won't be here for long‘.
- 1.1Allow something to go without punishment: she isn’t one to let such behaviour slideMore example sentences
- I let her comments slide at the time.
- It frightened Trent a little bit and made him feel very uneasy but he let it slide.
- Because this is your first offense, I will let it slide.
on the slide
- Declining or deteriorating: salaries are on the slideMore example sentences
- Shares have been on the slide for a couple of years, so investors are now running scared.
- While he is seen as decisive and effective, public confidence in him as the next prime minister is on the slide.
- With profits on the slide over the past year or two, it's inevitable that 'defensive' mergers will increase in frequency.
- Example sentences
- The slidable positioning of the catheter units in relation to each other provides for variable inter-balloon distances, which in turn provides for a variably sized occlusion region in a hollow tubular organ, for example a vessel.
- The injection needle is longitudinally slidable within the tip section so that its distal end can extend beyond the distal end of the tip section upon suitable manipulation of the needle control handle.
- A planchette (a slidable 3-legged device) or pointer of some sort is manipulated by those using the board.
- Example sentences
- An elongated rod member is slidably positioned in the journal bearing and has at the lower end thereof a locking element which is adapted to selectively co-act with either the journal bearing or the socket.
- The shaft clamp is slidably received by the indicator housing.
- In the unlocked position, the leaf spring is slidably and rotationally disposed along the elongated member.
sledge from Old English:
The sledge that is a vehicle used on snow and ice came in the late 16th century from Dutch and is related to sled (Middle English), sleigh (early 18th century), slide (Old English), and slither (Middle English). Sleigh is from Dutch, and was originally adopted in North America. To take for a sleigh ride is a dated slang phrase meaning ‘to mislead’, from the use of sleigh ride for an implausible or false story or a hoax. A sleigh ride could also mean ‘a drug-induced high’—this went with the use of snow for cocaine in white powder form, an early 20th-century use for this Old English word. As a name for what we would now more usually call a sledgehammer, the other sledge is recorded in Old English and goes back to a root meaning ‘to strike’ and related to slay. A sledgehammer is a large, heavy hammer used for jobs such as breaking rocks and driving in fence posts, so to take a sledgehammer to crack a nut is to use a disproportionately forceful means to achieve a simple objective. The expression is recorded in the 1930s, but a decade earlier an American version use a sledgehammer to kill a gnat appears. In the 1970s Australian cricketers started sledging, or making offensive or needling remarks to opposing batsmen in an attempt to break their concentration. The idea behind the term is the crudity and lack of subtlety involved in using a sledge or sledgehammer.
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