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Translation of "slip" - English-Spanish dictionary


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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