Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “give sb the slip”

give sb the slip

informal
to escape from someone you do not want to be withRunning away and escaping
(Definition of give sb the slip from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “give sb the slip”

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More