slick back/down

phrasal verb

slicked back/down; slicking back/down; slicks back/down
: to pull (hair) back and make it look smooth or shiny by using water or some wet substance (such as hair gel)
He climbed out of the pool and slicked back his hair.
He had long sideburns and dark slicked-back hair.

Examples of slick back/down in a Sentence

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“Slick back/down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slick%20back%2Fdown. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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