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

Translation of slide in French:


  • 1 (chute) (in playground, factory)
    (for logs)
    glissoir (m)
    (on ice)
    glissoire (f)
    escape/water slide
    toboggan d'évacuation/aquatique
  • 2 (Photography) holiday slides
    diapositives de vacances
    lecture with slides
    conférence avec projections
  • 3 (microscope plate)
    lame (f) porte-objet

transitive verb

  • also: prét, pp slid
    faire glisser
    (bolt, component)
    to slide something forward
    faire glisser quelque chose vers l'avant
    they slid the boat into the water
    ils ont fait glisser le bateau dans l'eau
    to slide a letter into an envelope/under the door
    glisser une lettre dans une enveloppe/sous la porte
    to slide a key into one's pocket
    glisser une clé dans sa poche
    to slide a sword out of its scabbard
    sortir une épée de son fourreau

intransitive verb prét, pp slid

  • 2 (move) See examples: to slide down
    glisser le long de
    to slide in and out
    (drawer, component)
    to slide up and down
    coulisser de bas en haut
    to slide out of/into
    se glisser hors de/dans
    (seat, room)
  • 3 (decline)
    (prices, shares)
    the economy is sliding into recession
    l'économie est sur la pente de la récession
    to let something slide
    laisser quelque chose aller à la dérive
    after his wife's death he let things slide
    après la mort de sa femme il a tout laissé aller à la dérive

Phrasal verbs

slide away


slide back

slide [something] back, slide back [something]
(car seat)
(hatch, sunroof)

slide out

(drawer, component)

Definition of slide in:

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