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Spanish translation of “slip”


verb /slip/ (past tense, past participle slipped)
to slide accidentally and lose one’s balance or footing I slipped and fell on the path. to slide, or drop, out of the right position or out of control The plate slipped out of my grasp. to drop in standard I’m sorry about my mistake – I must be slipping! to move quietly especially without being noticed She slipped out of the room. to escape from The dog had slipped its lead and disappeared. to put or pass (something) with a quick, light movement She slipped the letter back in its envelope. slipper noun a loose, soft kind of shoe for wearing indoors He was wearing a pair of bedroom slippers. slippery adjective so smooth as to cause slipping 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 a road for joining or leaving a motorway. slipshod adjective (of work etc) untidy; careless 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) I let the chance slip, unfortunately. to say (something) unintentionally
escapársele algo a uno
She let slip some remark about my daughter.
slip into to put on (clothes) quickly She slipped into her nightdress. slip off to take (clothes) off quickly Slip off your shoe. to move away noiselessly or hurriedly We’ll slip off when no-one’s looking. slip on to put on (clothes) quickly He slipped on a suit and tie. slip up (slip-up)
(Definition of slip from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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