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slip away

phrasal verb with slip uk   /slɪp/ us   /slɪp/ verb -pp-
C2 to leave secretly: He slipped away while we were all sleeping.
C2 If a period of time slips away, it passes quickly: Time was slipping away and she had to make a decision soon.
C2 If someone's power or the possibility of someone winning or achieving something slips away, it disappears: Political power was really in their hands and they let it slip away.
(Definition of slip away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slip away

phrasal verb with slip us   /slɪp/ verb -pp-
  • (LEAVE)

to leave without being noticed: Shortly before midnight, he slipped away to meet her.

slip away

phrasal verb with slip us   /slɪp/ verb -pp-
  • (OPPORTUNITY)

(of an opportunity) to no longer be available: His chance at the medal slipped away as his Olympic teammate took the gold.
(Definition of slip away from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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