Synonyms of 'slide'
to move smoothly along a surface in continual contact with itShe slipped and slid downhill on her backside.
to go (into a specified condition) graduallyShe had slid into depression.
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
The ground dropped away steeply.
Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
a declining birth rate
There are fears that the situation may deteriorate.
The argument degenerated into a fist fight.
There is a general public belief that standards have slipped.
the act or an instance of slidingthe slide in oil prices
a future reduction in interest rates
There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
There has been a decrease in the number of young unemployed people.
The economy needs an immediate two per cent cut in interest rates.
He was prepared to take a drop in wages.
The first signs of economic decline became visible.
slump, , ,
a slump in property prices
a lessening of tension on the border
The president has accepted a diminution of his original powers.
See let something slide
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in the sense of coast
I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
in the sense of cut
a reductionThe economy needs an immediate two per cent cut in interest rates.
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