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slide down

1. To maintain smooth, continual contact while moving down (something). Come on, just grab the pole and slide down! The crate fell out of the truck and slid the whole way down the hill.
2. To cause someone or something to move down or along (something) while maintaining smooth, continual contact. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "down." The wardrobe is too heavy to lift, so just slide it down the stairs. She hooked the bag onto the zipline and slid it down to the people below.
3. To move something down and inside of some article of clothing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "down." She slapped him in the face when he tried to slide his hand down her shirt. The clump of snow fell on the nape of my neck and slid down my jacket.
See also: down, slide

slide down something

to slip down something, such as a pole. The fire captain slid down the pole and ran to the engine. Please don't slide down the stairs. You'll ruin the carpet.
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References in classic literature ?
"Now write, 'I am very sorry that Miss Wilson saw me when I slid down the banisters this evening.
Slowly at first the earth slid down, but constantly gathering force and speed.
He dropped the piece of quartz, slid down the slide, and started up the trail, running heavily.
I slid down the rubbish, struggled to my feet, clapped my hands over my ears, and bolted into the scullery.
And having shaken hands with his friends, on the 12th of November, at six o'clock A.M., after strictly informing them not to open his prison before the 20th, at six o'clock P.M., he slid down the projectile, the plate of which was at once hermetically sealed.
AS soon as they had passed, little Benjamin Bunny slid down into the road, and set off--with a hop, skip and a jump--to call upon his relations, who lived in the wood at the back of Mr.
The Nautilus, by the action of its crew, slid down the inclined planes and buried itself in the lowest depths of the sea.
The squirming mass, of which he was part, slid down into the barbed wire of the port rail beneath the surface of the sea.
Then they tucked the old man into a beauti- ful room, which was the spare room, and in the night some time he got powerful thirsty and clumb out on to the porch-roof and slid down a stanchion and traded his new coat for a jug of forty-rod, and clumb back again and had a good old time; and towards daylight he crawled out again, drunk as a fiddler, and rolled off the porch and broke his left arm in two places, and was most froze to death when somebody found him after sun-up.
They slid down behind it with remarkable celerity, and from this position they began briskly to slice up the blue men.
They had to lower themselves cautiously and slowly, from steep to steep; and, while they managed with difficulty to maintain their own footing, to aid their horses by holding on firmly to the rope halters, as the poor animals stumbled among slippery rocks, or slid down icy declivities.
The attendant received the card, watched his opportunity for sliding down, slid down, and so it ended.
The wall behind him oozed with damp, which collected into drops and slid down. Still and cold as death she lay, not daring to move, until she broke the agony by tossing herself across the bed, and woke crying "Oh!"
The project, called Seeing It Differently, was brought to a close on Sunday when a bishop delivered a sermon from the helter skelter and then slid down it.
On Thursday, the Pakistani rupee slid down by Rs0.54 against the greenback.