Slide vs Swip - What's the difference?

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  • (ergative) To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface
  • He slid the boat across the grass.
    The safe slid slowly.
    Snow slides down the side of a mountain.
  • To move on a low-friction surface.
  • The car slid on the ice.
  • * (rfdate), Waller:
  • They bathe in summer, and in winter slide .
  • (baseball) To drop down and skid into a base.
  • Jones slid into second.
  • To lose one’s balance on a slippery surface.
  • He slid while going around the corner.
  • To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip.
  • to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question
  • (obsolete) To pass inadvertently.
  • * Bible, Eccles. xxviii. 26
  • Beware thou slide not by it.
  • To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance.
  • A ship or boat slides through the water.
  • * (rfdate), Dryden:
  • Ages shall slide away without perceiving.
  • * (rfdate), Alexander Pope:
  • Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
  • (music) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cessation of sound.
  • To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
  • * (rfdate), Chaucer:
  • With good hope let he sorrow slide .
  • * (rfdate), Philip Sidney:
  • With a calm carelessness letting everything slide .

    Derived terms

    * let slide


    (en noun)
  • An item of play equipment that children can climb up and then slide down again.
  • The long, red slide was great fun for the kids.
  • A surface of ice, snow, butter, etc. on which someone can slide for amusement or as a practical joke.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • The falling of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones down the slope of a hill or mountain; avalanche.
  • The slide closed the highway.
  • An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, especially one constructed on a mountainside for conveying logs by sliding them down.
  • A mechanism consisting of a part which slides on or against a guide.
  • The act of sliding; smooth, even passage or progress.
  • a slide on the ice
  • * Francis Bacon
  • A better slide into their business.
  • *
  • A lever that can be moved in two directions.
  • A valve that works by sliding, such as in a trombone.
  • A transparent plate bearing an image to be projected to a screen.
  • (baseball) The act of dropping down and skidding into a base
  • (sciences) A flat, rectangular piece of glass on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope.
  • (music, guitar) A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar.
  • A lively dance from County Kerry, in 12/8 time.
  • (geology) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
  • (Dana)
  • (music) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
  • (phonetics) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
  • A clasp or brooch for a belt, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * (item of play equipment) slippery dip * (inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity) chute * (mechanism of a part which slides on or against a guide) runner

    Derived terms

    * landslide * mudslide * water slide * hairslide


    Not English

    Swip has no English definition. It may be misspelled.