Synonyms for slide

Grammar : Verb
Spell : slahyd
Phonetic Transcription : slaɪd

Top 10 synonyms for slide Other synonyms for the word slide

Définition of slide

Origin :
  • Old English slidan (intransitive, past tense slad, past participle sliden) "to glide, slip, fall, fall down;" figuratively "fail, lapse morally, err; be transitory or unstable," from Proto-Germanic *slidan "to slip, slide" (cf. Old High German slito, German Schlitten "sleigh, sled"), from PIE root *sleidh- "to slide, slip" (cf. Lithuanian slystu "to glide, slide," Old Church Slavonic sledu "track," Greek olisthos "slipperiness," olisthanein "to slip," Middle Irish sloet "slide").
  • Meaning "slip, lose one's footing" is from early 13c. Transitive sense from 1530s. Phrase let (something) slide "let it take its own course" is in Chaucer (late 14c.). Sliding scale in reference to payments, etc., is from 1842.
  • verb move smoothly; move down
Example sentences :
  • This caused the other ends to slide, and all the sweeps got away from me.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • By putting the stick under my legs I was able to slide down to the bottom.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • If I owned it, the slide is the first thing I would destroy.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • Nevertheless, while Wat fumbled for the button that released the slide, he took a chance.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • Slowly, very slowly, he pressed the button to release the slide.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • But his vision was limited to that part of the room framed by the slide.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • Then I promptly forgot all about her and ran off into a warehouse where the gang had gone to slide.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • And he recalled the "slide" of other days, the box which turned within the wall.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • "Perhaps we could slide down the beams and save him," remarked Pierre.
  • Extract from : « The Flood » by Emile Zola
  • "Only another of my dreams," he thought, and he laid his hand on the slide to close it.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for slide

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