slide into (someone or something)

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slide into (someone or something)

1. To collide with someone or something after slipping or gliding along some surface. She fell on the ice while she was skating and slid straight into the boy from school that she liked. The driver slammed on the brakes, but the bus still slid into the car ahead of it.
2. To enter some thing, place, or area after slipping or gliding along some surface. The motorcycle was knocked over by the truck and went sliding into the intersection. The driver slammed on the brakes, but the bus still slid into the car ahead of it.
3. To cause someone or something slip or glide along some surface so as to enter into some thing, place, or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "into." The crate was too heavy to lift, so we had to use a ramp and slide it into the back of the truck. We laid the wounded soldier on one of our jackets and slid him into the underbrush to avoid enemy detection.
4. To fit into a particular thing, place, or spot smoothly or with minimal effort. The cable should slide into the slot without any resistance. This module slides into the mainframe, allowing you to expand its processing power significantly.
5. To insert or slot something into a particular thing, place, or area smoothly or with minimal effort. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "into." She slid the CD into the stereo and cranked the volume up. You'll need to slide this USB flash drive into the right slot on the computer.
6. To enter into some situation in an effortless or inconspicuous manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "into." We're hoping the new project manager will be able to slide into the role fairly seamlessly so that there aren't any further disruptions to the project. The politician rode a wave of popularity to slide into a position on parliament.
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slide something into something

 and slide something in
to insert something into something effortlessly. Henry slid the end of the seat-belt buckle into its holder and started the car. slide in the buckle and make sure it's tight.
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slide into something

to slip or glide into something, as a car going into a ditch. It was raining hard, and car after car slid into the ditch at the sharp turn near Wagner Road. Mary's car slid right into the side of a bus.
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