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glide across (something)

To move across a surface or area in a very smooth manner, similar to floating. Those ballroom dancers are very talented—they just seem to glide across the dance floor!
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glide away (from someone or something)

To move across a surface or area in a very smooth manner, similar to floating. The swans glided away from us as we got closer to the water's edge.
See also: away, glide, someone

glide across something

to float or slide across something. The skaters glided across the frozen expanse of the river. The small plane glided across the sky.
See also: across, glide

glide away (from someone or something)

to slide or float away from someone or something. The skaters glided away from the center of the rink. The canoes glided away from the judge who had started off the canoe race.
See also: away, glide
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The volunteer pilots who make up our gliding squadron deserve recognition for what they do.'
Manni Voigt, of the Gariep Dam Gliding Club, said: "He's a very experienced glider pilot with over 6,000 flying hours."
When literature was consulted regarding the effects of nerve and tendon gliding exercises, it was observed that these exercises caused significant improvement in many parameters like they improved phalen's sign, improve grip strength, muscle strength, symptom severity scale and functional status scale11-16.
A 20-knot headwind or tailwind for a gliding 747 makes for a rounding error, but for an engine-out single it can mean the difference between an on-airport landing and an off-airport tragedy.
As volunteers they give up their weekends to teach young people from all backgrounds to fly gliders to solo standard free of charge, and I am sure that they will have been devastated with the Minister for Reserves' decision to close their units - 634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron (VGS) at St Athan and 636 VGS at Swansea.
Oman Gliding Team, which was formed in 2014 and comprises 38 males and 8 females, is the first team in the Sultanate to practice gliding.
Gliding squirrels were initially detected by the eye-shine caused by red light of headlamps, calls and sounds due to travel in or between trees.
For most people, gliding is not a familiar subject; neither, unfortunately, is Lanyon a household name.
" Excelsior pupil Jack" Excelsior pupil Jack Dickinson, 16, said: "Gliding over the North East countryside from 2,50 feet was surreal and something I never thought I'd get the chance to do.
Her topics are glide and glide insertion, nasality viewed from the perspectives of the letters a and e, and interference from gliding and nasalization.
Before discussing the details of the experiment, though, let's review the aerodynamics of gliding flight.
The first theropod described with feathers on its arms, legs and tail (five potential lifting surfaces), Microraptor implies that forelimb-dominated bird flight passed through a four-wing phase and is an important stage in the evolution of gliding and flapping.
The first theropod described with feathers on its arms, legs and tail (five potential lifting surfaces), Microraptor implies that forelimb-dominated bird flight passed through a four-wing ('tetrapteryx') phase and represents an important stage in the evolution of gliding and flapping.