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English definition of “glide”

glide

verb [I] (FLY)    /ɡlaɪd/
to fly by floating on air currents instead 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, land safely, and be reused.Air sportsMovement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
(Definition of glide verb (FLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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