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SLIDE, verb intransitive preterit tense slid; participle passive slid, slidden.

1. To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without bounding or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, a sled slides on snow and ice; a snow-slip slides down the mountain's side.

2. To move along the surface without stepping; as, a man slides on ice.

3. To pass inadvertently. Make a door and a bar for thy mouth; beware thou slide not by it.

4. To pass smoothly along without jerks or agitation; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.

5. To pass in silent unobserved progression. Ages shall slide away without perceiving.

6. To pass silently and gradually from one state to another; as, to slide insensibly into vicious practices, or into the customs of others.

7. To pass without difficulty or obstruction. Parts answ'ring parts shall slide into a whole.

8. To practice sliding or moving on ice. They bathe in summer and in winter slide

9. To slip; to fall.

10. To pass with an easy, smooth, uninterrupted course or flow.

SLIDE, verb transitive

1. To slip; to pass or put in imperceptibly; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.

2. To thrust along; or to thrust by slipping; as, to slide along a piece of timber.

SLIDE, noun

1. A smooth and easy passage; also, a slider.

2. Flow; even course.