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English definition of “slide”

slide

verb [I] (GET WORSE)    /slaɪd/ (slid, slid)
to go into a worse state, often through lack of control or care: The dollar slid against other major currencies. Car exports slid by 40 percent this year. He was improving for a while, but I fear he's sliding back into his old habits. I was doing really well with my diet, but I'm afraid I've let it slide (= not tried as hard) recently. → See also backslideDeteriorating and making worse
(Definition of slide verb (GET WORSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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