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Another word for glide

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Verb
  1. To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly

      1. To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
      2. To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait:
      3. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface:
      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
      1. To move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
      2. To participate in a sport that involves such movement:
      3. To lose a secure footing or positioning; slip:
      1. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
      2. To deviate from a prescribed or accepted way:
      3. To pass gradually or smoothly; slip:
      1. A gliding step in ballet.
      2. A controlled slide, in either a standing or sitting position, used in descending a steep icy or snowy incline.
      3. To perform a glissade.
    See also:

    move

  2. To maneuver gently and slowly into place

      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
      1. To move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
      2. To participate in a sport that involves such movement:
      3. To lose a secure footing or positioning; slip:
      1. The condition of being comfortable or relieved.
      2. Freedom from pain, worry, or agitation:
      3. Freedom from constraint or embarrassment; naturalness.
  3. To proceed with ease, especially of expression

      1. A piece of fabric sewn together and fitted to the spars and rigging of a vessel so as to convert the force of the wind into forward motion of the vessel.
      2. The sails of a ship or boat.
      3. A narrow fairwater supporting the bridge of a submarine.
      1. To move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over.
      2. To travel or be moved on wheels or rollers:
      3. To travel around; wander:
      1. To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
      2. To issue in a stream; pour forth:
      3. To circulate, as the blood in the body.
    See also:

    move

  4. To move silently and furtively

      1. A sneaker or rubber overshoe.
      2. An investigator, especially a detective.
      3. To work as a detective.
      1. To take (the property of another) without right or permission.
      2. To present or use (someone else's words or ideas) as one's own.
      3. To get or take secretly or artfully:
      1. To go or move in a quiet, stealthy way.
      2. To behave in a cowardly or servile manner.
      3. To move, give, take, or put in a quiet, stealthy manner:
      1. Any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous squamate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes (or Ophidia), having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and flexible jaws.
      2. A treacherous person.
      3. A long, highly flexible metal wire or coil used for cleaning drains.
      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
      1. To move in a quiet furtive manner; sneak:
      2. To give birth to prematurely:
      3. Born prematurely.
      1. To move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
      2. To participate in a sport that involves such movement:
      3. To lose a secure footing or positioning; slip:
      1. To lie in hiding, as out of cowardice or bad conscience; lurk.
      2. To move about stealthily.
      3. To evade work or obligation; shirk.
      1. To move stealthily or cautiously.
      2. To act or proceed cautiously or timidly to avoid committing oneself.
      1. To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey or plunder:
      2. To rove furtively or with predatory intent:
      3. The act or an instance of prowling.
      1. Any of numerous small rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae, such as the house mouse, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
      2. Any of various similar or related animals, such as the jumping mouse, the vole, or the jerboa.
      3. A cowardly or timid person.
      1. To wait out of view:
      2. To move furtively; sneak:
      3. To exist unobserved or unsuspected:
      1. To move with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees.
      2. To move stealthily or cautiously.
      3. To move or proceed very slowly:
    See also:

    move

Another word for glide

Noun
  1. A gradual downward motion

  2. A smooth motion

Verb
  1. To move downward gradually

      1. A curve on a plane that winds around a fixed center point at a continuously increasing or decreasing distance from the point.
      2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
      3. Something having the form of such a curve:
      1. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
      2. A steady current in such a flow of water.
      3. A steady current of a fluid.
      1. To move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
      2. To participate in a sport that involves such movement:
      3. To lose a secure footing or positioning; slip:
      1. To express polite refusal:
      2. To slope downward; descend:
      3. To bend downward; droop:
      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
  2. To move gently

      1. To rise or fly into the air:
      2. To maintain altitude without moving the wings or using an engine; glide.
      3. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level:
      1. One of a pair of movable appendages used for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified forelimb of a bat or pterosaur.
      2. One of the one or two pairs of membranous structures used for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect.
      3. A structure or part used by an animal for gliding through the air, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fins of a flying fish.
      1. To move about rapidly and nimbly.
      2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
      3. A fluttering or darting movement.
      1. Land next to the sea; the seashore.
      2. The water near this land:
      3. The Pacific coast of the United States.
      1. To move through the air by means of wings or winglike parts.
      2. To travel by air:
      3. To operate an aircraft or spacecraft.
      1. A going from one place to another; a journey.
      2. A stumble or fall.
      3. A maneuver causing someone to stumble or fall.
      1. To move by hopping on one foot and then the other.
      2. To leap lightly about.
      3. To bounce over or be deflected from a surface; skim or ricochet:
      1. To remove floating matter from (a liquid).
      2. To remove (floating matter) from a liquid.
      3. To embezzle (money) by taking a small portion on each transaction:
      1. To cause to go gently and smoothly through the air or over water:
      2. To float easily and gently, as on the air; drift:
      3. Something, such as an odor, that is carried through the air:
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. To move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
      2. To participate in a sport that involves such movement:
      3. To lose a secure footing or positioning; slip:
      1. To remain suspended within or on the surface of a fluid without sinking.
      2. To be suspended in or move through space as if supported by a liquid.
      3. To move from place to place, especially at random.