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Spanish translation of “slip”

slip

verb /slip/ (past tense, past participle slipped)
to slide accidentally and lose one’s balance or footing
resbalar
I slipped and fell on the path.
to slide, or drop, out of the right position or out of control
resbalar
The plate slipped out of my grasp.
to drop in standard
decaer, empeorar
I’m sorry about my mistake – I must be slipping!
to move quietly especially without being noticed
escabullirse, escurrirse
She slipped out of the room.
to escape from
soltarse, escaparse
The dog had slipped its lead and disappeared.
to put or pass (something) with a quick, light movement
pasar, deslizar
She slipped the letter back in its envelope.
slipper noun a loose, soft kind of shoe for wearing indoors
zapatilla
He was wearing a pair of bedroom slippers.
slippery adjective so smooth as to cause slipping
resbaladizo, resbaloso
The path is slippery – watch out!
not trustworthy
que no es de fiar
He’s rather a slippery character.
slipperiness noun
cualidad de resbaladizo/escurridizo
slip road noun (British ) a road for joining or leaving a motorway; ramp(American)
pista de aceleración
slipshod adjective (of work etc) untidy; careless
descuidado, chapucero
The teacher told him his work was slipshod.
give (someone) the slip to escape from or avoid (someone) in a secretive manner
dar esquinazo a alguien
The crooks gave the policemen the slip.
let slip to miss (an opportunity etc)
dejar escapar
I let the chance slip, unfortunately.
to say (something) unintentionally
escapársele algo a uno
She let slip some remark about my daughter.
slip into phrasal verb to put on (clothes) quickly
ponerse
She slipped into her nightdress.
slip off phrasal verb to take (clothes) off quickly
quitarse
Slip off your shoe.
to move away noiselessly or hurriedly
escaparse
We’ll slip off when no-one’s looking.
slip on phrasal verb to put on (clothes) quickly
ponerse
He slipped on a suit and tie.
slip up phrasal verb to make a mistake; to fail to do something
equivocarse, cometer un error
They certainly slipped up badly over the new appointment (nounslip-up).
(Definition of slip from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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