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English definition of “slide”

slide

noun [C usually sing] (WORSE STATE)   /slɑɪd/
a movement into a worse state, often through lack of control or care: He felt he was on a downward slide in which nothing was going right in his life.
(Definition of slide noun (WORSE STATE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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