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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  
Translations of “glide”
in Spanish deslizar(se), planear…
in Arabic يَتَسَلَّل…
in Korean 미끄러지듯 가다…
in Portuguese deslizar, correr suavemente…
in French (faire) glisser, faire du vol à voile…
in German gleiten, segeln…
in Catalan moure’s sense esforç, planar…
in Japanese なめらかに動く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移动, 滑行, 滑动…
in Chinese (Traditional) 移動, 滑行, 滑動…
in Italian scorrere…
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