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Slide, 1) to move without stepping, to slip, to glide: “thou mayst s. from my shoulder to my heel,” Shr. IV, 1, 15. “the fool --s o'er the ice,” Troil. III, 3, 215.
2) to pass swiftly or inadvertently: these present absent (thought and desire) “with swift motion s.” Sonn. 45, 4. “so --s he down upon his grained bat,” Compl. 64. “let the world s.” Shr. Ind. 1, 6 (Sly's speech. cf. “daff'd the world aside and bid it pass,” H4A IV, 1, 96; and Shr. Ind. 2, 146: let the world slip). “I s. o'er sixteen years,” Wint. IV, 1, 5. “let the famished flesh s. from the bone,” Tim. IV, 3, 535.
3) to slip, to fall, to offend: “the --ing of your brother,” Meas. II, 4, 115.
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