I lifted her as high as I could midway up the slide and eased her down with a big, squeaky “wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee.”
Indeed all industrial commodities are on the slide—but is that really "good" news?
So be forthright, because nobody will let you slide at this point.
One minute a country is on the road to recovery and the next minute it looks like it could slide back into war.
Kirkus Reviews: “His conclusions, moreover, slide dangerously close to exceptionalist rhetoric.”
The farmer poured the sour milk down the slide, where it ran into the trough, and the little pigs began to eat.
This caused the other ends to slide, and all the sweeps got away from me.
And will you tell me how they get back to the moon after they slide down the toboggan?
But his vision was limited to that part of the room framed by the slide.
I can slide ever so far, and I've ridden on Jimmie boy's sled.
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.
1560s, from slide (v.). As a smooth inclined surface down which something can be slid, from 1680s; the playground slide is from 1890. Meaning "collapse of a hillside, landslide" is from 1660s. As a working part of a musical instrument from 1800 (e.g. slide-trombone, 1891). Meaning "rapid downturn" is from 1884. Meaning "picture prepared for use with a projector" is from 1819 (in reference to magic lanterns). Baseball sense is from 1886. Slide-guitar is from 1968.
A small glass plate for mounting specimens to be examined under a microscope.