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    slip - slide

    Hi there. Could you explain to me how to use these tow verbs correctly? I've seen they could have the same meaning...how to use them correctly?

    to slip

    to slide

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    Re: slip - slide

    To "slip" is to lose control on a surface. To "slide" is to move along a surface with very little friction.

    Children slide down a snow-covered hill on their sleds. Elevator doors slide open.

    When you step onto an icy sidewalk and fall down, you have slipped on the ice. A wet floor is slippery. If you are holding something heavy it may slip out of your hands. When the clutch in your car starts to fail it will slip when you try to engage it.

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    Re: slip - slide

    Very helpful explanation. Thanks very much.

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