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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of slick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of hair) made smooth by applying a sticky or glossy substance


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  • He reappeared with his hair well "slicked," his tip-tilted nose as pink as his shiny cheeks, and a smile that extended to the furthest confines of his face.

    Two on the Trail A Story of the Far Northwest

  • Imagine a tall young fellow, with a thin face, lantern jaws, and long hair 'slicked' down on either side.

    Frank's Campaign, or, Farm and Camp

  • He had 'slicked' his hair down with the fresh water; he had adjusted his neck-handkerchief, and borrowed an odd candle-end to polish his clogs with and there he sat, enforcing some opinion on her father, with a strong Darkshire accent, it is true, but with a lowered voice, and a good, earnest composure on his face.

    North and South

  • "She is not a kind of slicked, D. C.-packaged kind of person," said former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand.


  • When I'm walking into a meeting, there's a difference between wearing some kind of slicked-down, aero motorcycle backpack and a basic cool-looking piece of soft luggage.

  • _has_ 'slicked 'em up,' as Mrs. Scattergood would say.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • On the cover of Candy magazine, "the first transversal style magazine," Franco sports slicked back hair, a black blazer, heavy blue eyeshadow and cherry red lips.

    James Franco in drag on the cover of Candy magazine

  • CHIAVENNA, Italy (AP) Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, beating four other riders in a sprint finish on a rain-slicked road.

    Boasson Hagen takes stage win; Di Luca keeps Giro lead

  • The actor/full-time college student graces the cover of Candy magazine in drag, with slicked-back hair, jewelry, long black gloves and heavy make-up (check out that eye shadow).

    James Franco Poses in Drag for Candy Magazine

  • It depicted a cool-looking guy, his hair slicked back with Vitalis or Wildroot Cream Oil, squiring an attractive girl with a pageboy hairdo while a less cool guy fumed in the foreground.

    How to Hypnotize Women


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