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English definition of “slide”


verb [I] (GET WORSE)    /slaɪd/ (slid, slid)
to go into a worse state , often through lack of control or care : The dollar slid against other major currencies . Car exports slid by 40 percent this year . He was improving for a while, but I fear he's sliding back into his old habits . I was doing really well with my diet , but I'm afraid I've let it slide (= not tried as hard) recently . → See also backslideDeteriorating and making worse
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