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glide

verb uk   /ɡlaɪd/ us  

glide verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] to move easily without stopping and without effort or noise: She came gliding gracefully into the ballroom in a long, flowing gown. I love my new pen - it just glides across/over the paper. [I usually + adv/prep] to move or progress without difficulty or effort: Some people glide effortlessly through life with no real worries.

glide verb (FLY)

[I] to fly by floating on air currents instead of using power from wings or an engine: We saw a condor gliding high above the mountains. Unlike other spacecraft, the shuttle can glide back through the atmosphere, land safely, and be reused.
glide
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of glide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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