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1 to move about in a sly or secret manner
  • slid gently into his seat without anyone else in church noticing

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2 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • at this point the river slides along its banks with barely a ripple

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3 to move slowly with the body close to the ground
  • the convict escaped by sliding through the prison's ductwork

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Synonyms & Antonyms of slide (Entry 2 of 2)

a large mass especially of snow, ice, dirt, or rocks descending from a high place
  • The slide caused by the storm made the road impassable.

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The first known use of slide was before the 12th century

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“Slide.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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