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glide

Pronunciation: /glaɪd/

Translation of glide in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (move smoothly) [person/dancer/door] deslizarse* the skater glided over the ice el patinador se deslizaba sobre el hielo the duchess glided into the room la duquesa entró majestuosamente en la habitación the waiters glided among the tables los camareros se movían con fluidez por entre las mesas
    Example sentences
    • But she glided effortlessly past, clearly unimpressed.
    • I watched him move across the kitchen, gliding in a perfect motion.
    • I remember skating at night on empty outdoor rinks, gliding on the smooth surface in long arcs.
    Example sentences
    • Slowly, I made my way downstairs, gliding my hand along the smooth wooden banister.
    • Those of us who weren't heavy breathing had gone one stage further and were gliding a loving hand over the smooth, rounded bonnet.
    • She dared me to go for some red lipstick, so I smoothed some chapstick on, then glided the blood-red stuff onto my lips.
  • 2 2.1 [bird/plane/glider] planear 2.2 (pilot a glider) volar* sin motor
    Example sentences
    • The aircraft then glided to a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
    • After the successful test flight, Altair glided to a landing on the remote desert runway.
    • I remember kicking off the side of the aircraft, gliding, and then popping my flotation.
    Example sentences
    • Both circled high over the estuary, sharply-pointed wings alternately flapping and gliding as the great birds searched for ducks and waders.
    • An owl glided nearby, wings whispering upon the darkness, huge eyes searching for slight movements in the sea of darkness.
    • In flight the wings have a ragged, moth-like appearance as this bird glides to and fro at a tremendous height.

noun/nombre

  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) 2.1 (metal stud) tope (masculine) de metal 2.2 (track for drawers, curtains, sliding doors) riel (masculine)

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