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English definition of “slick”

slick

adjective  /slɪk/ us  

slick adjective (SKILLFUL)

operating or performing skillfully and effectively and without seeming to try hard: Maz was such a slick fielder, one of the best in baseball. Slick can sometimes mean skillful and effective but lacking in sincerity: He was a slick politician with an answer for everything.

slick adjective (SMOOTH)

having a smooth, shiny surface so that you tend to slide when walking or riding on it: roads slick with ice

slick

verb [T]  /slɪk/ us  

slick verb [T] (SMOOTH HAIR)

to cause hair to be smooth and shiny: His hair was slicked back.
(Definition of slick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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