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Synonyms of 'slide'

(verb) 
Definition
to move smoothly along a surface in continual contact with it
She slipped and slid downhill on her backside.
Synonyms
slip
Time slipped by in silence.
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slither
He slithered down the bank.
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glide
Waiters glide between tightly packed tables.
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skim
seagulls skimming over the waves
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coast
I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
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toboggan
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glissade
(verb) 
Definition
to go (into a specified condition) gradually
She had slid into depression.
Synonyms
fall
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
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drop
The ground dropped away steeply.
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descend
Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
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decline
a declining birth rate
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deteriorate
There are fears that the situation may deteriorate.
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degenerate
The argument degenerated into a fist fight.
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slip
There is a general public belief that standards have slipped.
(noun) 
Definition
the act or an instance of sliding
the slide in oil prices
Synonyms
reduction
a future reduction in interest rates
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fall
There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
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decrease
There has been a decrease in the number of young unemployed people.
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cut
The economy needs an immediate two per cent cut in interest rates.
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drop
He was prepared to take a drop in wages.
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lowering
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decline
The first signs of economic decline became visible.
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slump
a slump in property prices
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dwindling
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lessening
a lessening of tension on the border
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diminution
The president has accepted a diminution of his original powers.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of coast
I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
Synonyms
in the sense of cut
Definition
a reduction
The economy needs an immediate two per cent cut in interest rates.
Synonyms
lowering,
decrement
in the sense of decline
Definition
to become smaller, weaker, or less important
a declining birth rate

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