Slike meaning

(UK dialectal) To rend asunder; cleave.
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(intransitive) To crawl; creep; slide.
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To make sleek or smooth.
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Origin of slike

  • From Middle English sliken, from Old English *slīcan (“to crawl, slink”), from Proto-Germanic *slīkaną (“to creep, crawl”), from Proto-Indo-European *sleig-, *sleiǵ- (“to glide, smooth, spread”). Cognate with Low German slīken (“to slink, crawl”), German schleichen (“to creep, crawl, slink, sneak”), Old English slīcian (“to make sleek, slick, smooth, or glossy”). Related to sleek, slick, slitch, sleech, sludge.

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  • From Middle English *slīken, from Old English slīcan (“to strike”), from Proto-Germanic *slīkaną (“to hew, hammer, strike”), from Proto-Indo-European *sleig-, *sleiǵ- (“to beat”). Cognate with Old Frisian slēc (“a shock, blow”), Middle Low German slīken (“to beat”), Old English slīc (“beater, hammer, mallet”), Latin ligō, ligōnis (“hoe, mattock”).

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  • From Middle English slikien, from Old English slīcian (“to make sleek, slick, smooth, or glossy”). See above.

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