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English definition of “slide”

slide

noun [C usually singular] (WORSE STATE)    /slaɪd/
the process of moving into a worse state, often through lack of control or care: The government must take measures, he said, to halt the country's slide into recession.Deteriorating and making worse
(Definition of slide noun (WORSE STATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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