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English definition of “slide”

slide

verb [I]     /slaɪd/ (slid, slid)
ECONOMICS, FINANCE to become worse, lower, or less in value, especially gradually: Economists predict that house prices will continue to slide in most areas. Manufacturing employment has slid for seven months in Minnesota.slide (from sth) to sth The nation's unemployment rate slid to less than 5% last month.slide into sth The economy was sliding into deep crisis. Returns from Government bonds also slid sharply from 6.3% last year to 4.5% this year.
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