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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 .
(Definition of slide verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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