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Definition of glide verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glide
    he / she / it glides
    past simple glided
    -ing form gliding
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to move smoothly and quietly, especially as though it takes no effort Swans went gliding past. The skaters were gliding over the ice.
  2. 2[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of birds or aircraft) to fly using air currents, without the birds moving their wings or the aircraft using the engine An eagle was gliding high overhead. The plane managed to glide down to the runway.
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