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The word "slide" is used when there’s not a lot of friction and something can move very easily. Sometimes this movement is uncontrollable, which is a bad thing; however, there are good reasons for making something slide.

This is how the word "slide" can be used as a verb:

  • Drawers in the kitchen slide in and out for convenient storage.
  • Dresser drawers also slide in and out.
  • Some doors in a house can slide open and slide shut.
  • You can slide a CD or a DVD into your computer. When you push a button, it slides out.
  • In the wintertime, use a sled to slide down hills. It’s a lot of fun.
  • Your car might slide on ice and snow in the winter. That’s not a good feeling.
  • My car slid into a telephone pole during a snowstorm. (The past tense of "slide" is "slid.")
  • Trombone players slide a metal piece back and forth when playing music.

This next set of sentences shows how "slide" is used as a noun:

  • Children like to go down the slide at the park. slide
  • A slide can be very useful when moving things short distances.
  • When I was a kid, we used to look at slides on a projector. The slides showed an image on a screen. Now we use computers and cell phones to look at pictures.

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First published May 26, 2012 / Updated January 2, 2018



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