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I am curious about the word I should use to express my feeling when I step on a banana's peel, touch on an oily surface, or walk on an oily floor. My feeling is smooth and moving fast. I don't know what word should I use to express this feeling.

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meet onelook –  Matt Эллен Jan 7 '13 at 10:48
    
@MattЭллен Which word (on your link) is the answer? –  code4eight Jan 7 '13 at 10:52
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You may use any word you like. –  KitFox Jan 7 '13 at 13:29
    
I agree with KitFox, but I think slip is most common‌​. –  J.R. Jan 7 '13 at 16:02
    
A more generic term for the kind of "feeling" would be glide. (glide /glīd/ Verb Move with a smooth, quiet continuous motion: "gondolas glided past". Noun A smooth continuous movement. Synonyms verb. slide - slip - slither noun. slide - gliding - slip - glissade) –  Kris Jan 10 '13 at 5:12

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I would use slip, and its derivation slippery or more informally slippy.

When I stepped on the banana peel, I slipped.

The oily floor was very slippery.

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You could use the word slid.

As I stepped on the banana peel I slid, and nearly lost my footing.

As I stepped on the oily floor I slid some distance before regaining my footing.

Or you could use the word skidded.

My foot skidded as I stepped on the banana skin and I lost my footing.

I skidded on the oily floor as I stepped onto it.

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