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Pronunciation: / glise /

Translation of glisser in English:

verbe transitif

  • 3 (dire furtivement) See examples: glisser quelque chose à l'oreille de quelqu'un
    to whisper something in somebody's ear

verbe intransitif

  • 1 (être glissant)
    (route, trottoir, savon)
    to be slippery
    ça glisse
    it's slippery
  • 5 (passer insensiblement) See examples: glisser dans l'ennui
    to become bored
    glisser dans le pessimisme
    to sink into gloom
    l'électorat glisse à droite
    there's a swing to the right among the electorate
    le parti a glissé vers le terrorisme
    there has been a swing toward(s) terrorism in the party
    le roman glisse de la comédie au drame
    the novel moves imperceptibly from comedy to drama
  • 6 (ne pas affecter)glisser sur (injure, critique)
    to have no effect on
  • 7 (ne pas approfondir)glisser sur
    (sujet, question, passé)

also: se glisser verbe pronominal

  • 1 (pénétrer)se glisser dans
    to sneak into
    se glisser dans son lit
    to slip into bed
    se glisser dans les draps
    to slip between the sheets
    le voleur s'est glissé dans la chambre
    the thief sneaked into the room


glisser entre les mains or doigts de quelqu'un

to slip through somebody's fingers

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