slide noun

1 in photography

ADJ. colour | photographic

VERB + SLIDE show He gave a fascinating slide show on climbing in the Himalayas. | develop

SLIDE + NOUN film | presentation, show | projector

2 for use with a microscope

ADJ. glass | microscope

VERB + SLIDE mount sth on

3 playground equipment

VERB + SLIDE go/play on, go down He wouldn't go down the slide by himself.

PREP. on a/the ~ There were lots on children on the slide.

4 change to a lower/worse condition

ADJ. downward | inexorable

VERB + SLIDE halt, prevent, stop

PREP. ~ in to stop the slide in the euro | ~ into trying to prevent the inexorable slide into war | ~ towards the market's recent slide towards panic