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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • adj. 熟练的;圆滑的;光滑的
  • [英] adj. 熟练的 ( skilful and effective) ; 圆滑的 ( clever) ; 光滑的 ( smooth and slippery)
  • [类] 反义词: viscid ( 粘的)
  • [例] The roads were slick with wet mud ( 道路因泥泞而滑) .

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

kI. verb

  • Etymology: Middle English sliken, from Old English *slician; akin to Old High German slīhhan to glide
  • Date: 14th century
  • transitive verb
    • to make sleek or smooth
  • intransitive verb
    • spruce — usually used with up

II. adjective

  • Etymology: Middle English slyke; akin to Old English *slician
  • Date: 14th century
  • 1.
    • a. having a smooth surface ; slippery <slick wet leaves>
    • b. having surface plausibility or appeal ; glib, glossy <slick advertising>
    • c. based on stereotype ; trite <slick stories soon forgotten>
  • 2. archaic sleek 1
  • 3.
    • a. characterized by subtlety or nimble wit ; clever; especially wily <a reputation as a slick operator>
    • b. deft, skillful <a slick ballplayer>
  • 4. extremely good ; first-rate
  • Synonyms: see sleek, sly
  • ? slick adverb
  • ? slickly adverb
  • ? slickness noun

III. noun

  • Date: 1849
  • 1.
    • a. something that is smooth or slippery; especially a smooth patch of water covered with a film of oil
    • b. a film of oil
  • 2. an implement for producing a smooth or slick surface
  • 3. a shrewd untrustworthy person
  • 4. a popular magazine printed on coated stock and intended to appeal to sophisticated readers
  • 5. an automobile tire made without a tread for maximum traction (as in drag racing)
  • 6. slang a military helicopter without armaments that is used to transport troops or light cargo

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