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English definition of “glide”

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.Advancing and moving forward [I usually + adv/prep] to move or progress without difficulty or effort: Some people glide effortlessly through life with no real worries.Advancing and moving forward

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.Air sportsMovement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
glide
noun [C] uk   us  
Moving quickly
(Definition of glide from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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