- adj. 光滑的；华而不实的；聪明的；熟练的；老套的
- n. [机] 平滑器；[机] 修光工具；通俗杂志
- adv. 灵活地；聪明地
- vt. 使光滑；使漂亮
- vi. 打扮整洁
- n. (Slick)人名；(英)斯利克
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
1. sleek <===> slick.
2. sleek originated as a variant form of slick.
3. from PIE root *(s)lei- "slime, slimy, sticky, slippery, slide".
来自古英语-slician,使光滑，来自 Proto-Germanic*slikana,滑动，来自 PIE*sleig,滑动，来自 PIE*slei,滑的，词源同 slime,slip.引申诸相关词义。
- slick: see sleek
- slick (v.)
- Old English -slician (in nigslicod "newly made sleek"), from Proto-Germanic *slikojan, from base *slikaz (cognates: Old Norse slikr "smooth," Old High German slihhan "to glide," German schleichen "to creep, crawl, sneak," Dutch slijk "mud, mire"), from PIE *sleig- "to smooth, glide, be muddy," from root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)). Related: Slicked; slicking.
- slick (n.)
- 1620s, a kind of cosmetic, from slick (v.). Meaning "smooth place on the surface of water caused by oil, etc." is attested from 1849. Meaning "a swindler, clever person" is attested from 1959.
- slick (adj.)
- early 14c., "smooth, glossy, sleek" (of skin or hair); sense of "clever in deception" is first recorded 1590s; that of "first-class, excellent" is from 1833. Related: Slickly; slickness.
- 1. They were outplayed by the Colombians' slick passing and decisive finishing.
- 2. A crude oil slick quickly spreads out over water.
- 3. Experts are trying to devise ways to clean up the huge slick.
- 4. The oil slick is now 35 miles long.
- 5. Don't be fooled by slick politicians.
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