Windows that slide open.
He slid the boat across the grass.
The safe slid slowly.
Snow slides down the side of a mountain.
The car slid on the ice.
Jones slid into second.
He slid while going around the corner.
To slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
A ship or boat slides through the water.
The long, red slide was great fun for the kids.
A slide on the ice.
An example of a slide is when a window is pushed up to let in the breeze.
An example of a slide is a piece of playground equipment that children ride down.
An example of to slide is to glide across the ice.
An example of to slide is for prices to drop.
Let the matter slide.
Slid the glass down to the other end of the counter.
Slid the stolen merchandise into his pocket.
The wet cup slid from his hand.
To slide into bad habits.
- To fail to take some expected or required action on something.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of slide
- Middle English sliden from Old English slīdan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English sliden, from Old English slÄ«dan (“to slide"), from Proto-Germanic *slÄ«danÄ… (“to slide, glide"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip"). Cognate with Old High German slÄ«tan (German schlittern, “to slide"), Middle Low German slÄ«den (“to slide"), Middle Dutch slÄ«den (Dutch sledderen, “to slide").