glide Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “glide” in the English Dictionary

"glide" in British English

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glideverb

uk   us   /ɡlaɪd/

glide verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​moveeasily without ​stopping and without ​effort or ​noise: She came gliding ​gracefully into the ​ballroom in a ​long, ​flowinggown. 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 ​realworries.

glide verb (FLY)

[I] to ​fly by ​floating on ​aircurrentsinstead 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, ​landsafely, and be ​reused.
glide
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of glide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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glideverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ɡlɑɪd/
to move ​easily and ​continuously, as if without ​effort: She glided along on her ​skates.
(Definition of glide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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