Meaning of SLICK in English

SLICK

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

city slicker

oil slick

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

slick paper

He's got a bunch of slick lawyers to get him out of paying the $11 million he owes us.

I don't trust her. She's too slick .

Thanks to O'Neil's slick fielding, the Giants won 3-1.

They couldn't climb up the slick lime walls of the pit.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As we all know, nomatterhow slick and glossy a campaign, it will never sell the unsellable.

It's so slick you could be forgiven for thinking it's a close-ratio box.

Not up on my tribes, I reckon, but you can tell him it was a slick operation.

Printed in the shrill neons of commercial art, these leering posters document the slick , creeping hucksterism of contemporary life.

Scores of new titles, with slick covers and graphics, fill the shelves.

She forgets the steals, the rebounds, the slick ballhandling.

The gear change is slick and rapid.

The going was steep and treacherously slick in places, and Paige had all her concentration centred on staying upright.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

oil

He said oil slicks from the stricken leviathan still sometimes marred the bay.

Children were swimming in the canal amid shimmering oil slicks while their fathers fished from their living rooms.

Other benefits include the detection of oil slicks and other pollution and detailed information about land use through the seasons.

Her coffee had an oil slick on top.

This problem to some extent overshadowed the oil slick as an environmental issue.

Their task will be to help otters and seals which have been contaminated by the seven mile long oil slick .

But the biggest danger comes from humans. Oil slicks , overhead cables and pollution are all death traps for birds.

The race ended in chaos when three riders drove into an oil slick and skidded off.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Below a slick of oil hovered clouds of undissolved cream.

Children were swimming in the canal amid shimmering oil slicks while their fathers fished from their living rooms.

He said oil slicks from the stricken leviathan still sometimes marred the bay.

The slick is one of the largest, and potentially most damaging, ever to have been recorded.

The Domesday Group had also predicted the terrible slime slick to which Slampacker was referring.

The stench of the fuel floated above the pond Monday and rainbow slicks could be seen near its mouth.

This problem to some extent overshadowed the oil slick as an environmental issue.

III. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He painted it with several coats of varnish to slick it up.

Saunders' body was twitching violently as his blood leaked out in dying jets, slicking the walkway.

The rain grew heavier, slicking the ground.

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