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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.