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Disambig.svg Vidu ankaŭ (ĉiuj lingvoj): Slick


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El kunfando da diversaj termoj, jen anglaj, jen el frataj ĝermanaj lingvoj, ĉiuj derivitaj el praĝermana *slīkaną, ‘rampi’, el prahindeŭropa *sleyg-, *sleyǵ-, 'gliti'. Parenca kun ka nederlanda sluik, dialekte sleek.
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[1] glitiga
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  1. Slippery due to a covering of liquid; often used to describe appearances.
    This rain is making the roads slick.
    The top coating of lacquer gives this finish a slick look.
  2. Appearing expensive or sophisticated.
    They read all kinds of slick magazines.
  3. Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.
    That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.
    • 2014, Ian Black, "Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian, 27 November 2014:
      The threat the most radical of them pose is evidently far greater at home than abroad: in one characteristically slick and chilling Isis video – entitled “a message to the Jordanian tyrant” – a smiling, long-haired young man in black pats the explosive belt round his waist as he burns his passport and his fellow fighters praise the memory of Zarqawi, who was killed in Iraq in 2006.
  4. luksemburga Clever, making an apparently hard task easy.
    Our new process for extracting needles from haystacks is extremely slick.
    That was a slick move, locking your keys in the car.
  5. luksemburga Extraordinarily great or special.
    That is one slick bicycle: it has all sorts of features!
  6. sleek; smooth
    • Chapman
      Both slick and dainty.

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Angla substantivo
English noun

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[1] tavoleto
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  1. A covering of liquid, particularly oil.
    Careful in turn three — there's an oil slick on the road.
    The oil slick has now spread to cover the entire bay, critically endangering the sea life.
  2. Someone who is clever and untrustworthy.
  3. A tool used to make something smooth or even.
  4. luksemburga A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern, often used in auto racing.
    You'll go much faster if you put on slicks.
  5. luksemburga A helicopter.
  6. luksemburga A camera-ready image to be used by a printer. The "slick" is photographed to produce a negative image which is then used to burn a positive offset plate or other printing device.
    The project was delayed because the slick had not been delivered to the printer.
  7. A wide paring chisel used in joinery.


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slick (3a persono ununombro simpla as-tempo slicks, as-tempa participo slicking, simpla as-tempo kaj pasinta participo slicked)

  1. To make slick
    The surface had been slicked.

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