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- (transitive, of intangibles) To let go, allow, release, pass over without action.
- The police officer let the ticket slide when she found her brother-in-law's car illegally parked.
- The administrator let the minor infraction slide with only a disapproving look.
- 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
- But nathelees she moste a tyme abyde,
- And with good hope lete her sorrow slyde.
- (transitive, of persons) To tolerate a violation of a norm from.
- The judge let me slide on the speeding, but not on a $200 seat-belt violation.
- (idiomatic) To allow the condition of something to deteriorate due to negligence or apathy.
- He let the farm slide after inheriting it from his father.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see let, slide.