For a second or two I lay on my back wondering if I could slide out of my difficulty as easily as I had slidden into it.
We slide out to the right of our next ahead, swiftly and quietly.
Gower cut his soliloquy off in the middle to watch the Blackbird slide out of sight behind a point.
One tries to slide out to the gulfs of sleep, where healing is.
But, as long as your sister was with me, we simply had to slide out of an uncomfortable situation as easily as we could.
So don't fail to be at the ferry, parked so you can slide out easy.
You carried the idea that, if trouble came from your talk, you could slide out of it and leave us to face it.
His arms slowly relaxed, and he let her slide out of his embrace.
By pushing the door the latch will slide out of the rounded notch and the door opens.
And I'm going to keep a way open under the edge of the tent, so I can slide out while he's searching among the lot for me.
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.