In a world of many squeaky wheels, Obama glided smoothly from task to task.
Roger Federer has glided through in a stylish black shirt with blood red trim, as if to signal there will be blood.
She glided over the tile floor like a gazelle and had a face that Amedeo Modigliani would have died for.
Old English glidan "move along smoothly and easily, glide, slip, slide" (class I strong verb, past tense glad, past participle gliden), from West Germanic *glidan "to glide" (cf. Old Saxon glidan, Old Frisian glida, German gleiten). Related: Glided; gliding. Strong past tense form glid persisted into 20c. The noun is attested 1580s, from the verb.