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Definition of slick verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

slick

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//slɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slick
BrE BrE//slɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪk//
 
he / she / it slicks
BrE BrE//slɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪks//
 
past simple slicked
BrE BrE//slɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪkt//
 
past participle slicked
BrE BrE//slɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪkt//
 
-ing form slicking
BrE BrE//ˈslɪkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɪkɪŋ//
 
Styling hair
 
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[usually passive] slick something + adv./prep. to make hair very flat and smooth by putting oil, water, etc. on it His hair was slicked back/down with gel. See related entries: Styling hair Word Origin Middle English (in the senses ‘glossy’ and ‘make smooth or glossy’): probably from Old English and related to Old Norse slíkr ‘smooth’; compare with sleek.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slick

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