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slippery

adjective uk   /ˈslɪp.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
C1 If something is slippery, it is wet or smooth so that it slides easily or causes something to slide: slippery soap a slippery floor The road was wet and slippery. informal disapproving Someone who is slippery cannot be trusted: He's as slippery as an eel - you can never get a straight answer out of him. He's a slippery customer (= person), that Tim, I've never felt comfortable with him.
Translations of “slippery”
in Korean 미끄러운…
in Arabic زَلِق…
in Portuguese escorregadio…
in Catalan relliscós, esmunyedís…
in Japanese 滑りやすい, つるつるした…
in Italian scivoloso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 濕滑的,容易打滑的, 狡猾的,滑頭的…
in Russian скользкий…
in Turkish kaygan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 湿滑的,容易打滑的, 狡猾的,滑头的…
in Polish śliski…
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