Meaning of “slip” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /slɪp/ (present participle slipping, past tense and past participle slipped)
FALL [ I ]

B1 to slide by accident and fall or almost fall:

She slipped on the ice and broke her ankle.

B1 to slide out of the correct position:

The photo had slipped from the frame.
slip away/out/through, etc

to go somewhere quietly or quickly:

I'll slip out of the room if I get bored.
slip sth into/through, etc

to put something somewhere quickly or secretly:

She slipped the letter into an envelope and sealed it.
GIVE SECRETLY [ + two objects ] informal

to give something to someone secretly:

I slipped her a five euro note.

to get less or worse in level or quality:

His school grades have slipped recently.
let sth slip

to forget that something is a secret and tell someone about it

→ See also slip your mind

(Definition of “slip verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)