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Pronunciation

Adjective

slick (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
slick

Comparative
er

Superlative
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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.
  4. Clever, making an apparently hard task easy; often used sarcastically.
    Our new process for extracting needles from haystacks is extremely slick.
    That was a slick move, locking your keys in the car.
  5. (west coast slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
    That is one slick bicycle, it has all sorts of features!

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Noun

Singular
slick

Plural
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slick ({{{1}}})
  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. 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.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A helicopter.

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