slide around(redirected from slide oneself around)
1. To move around (some area) while maintaining smooth, continual contact with the ground. I hate ice skating. I always just spend the whole time sliding around totally out of control. We took off our shoes and started sliding around the floor.
2. To cause someone or something to move around (some area) while maintaining smooth, continual contact with the ground. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "around." Please don't slide those crates around like that—you'll scuff up the linoleum! He lay down on his back, and his friends slid him around the gymnasium.
slide something around
to push, twist, or turn something around. (The thing must be movable, but not often on wheels.) Please slide the carton around and look at the address on the other side. Can you slide the refrigerator around so I can clean the back of it?
to slip or skid around. Many cars slide around on the roads when they are icy. The pedestrians were sliding around on the icy pavement.