slip verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “slip” - Learner’s Dictionary

slip

verb     /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.Falling and droppingMoving downwards
OUT OF POSITION [I]
B1 to slide out of the correct position: The photo had slipped from the frame.General words for movement
slip away/out/through, etc
to go somewhere quietly or quickly: I'll slip out of the room if I get bored.Hurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeRunning away and escapingMoving quickly
slip sth into/through, etc
to put something somewhere quickly or secretly: She slipped the letter into an envelope and sealed it.Placing and positioning an object
GIVE SECRETLY [+ two objects] informal
to give something to someone secretly: I slipped her a five euro note.Giving, providing and supplying
GET LESS/WORSE [I]
to get less or worse in level or quality: His school grades have slipped recently.Deteriorating and making worse
let sth slip
to forget that something is a secret and tell someone about it →  See also slip your mind Revealing secrets and becoming known
(Definition of slip verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
European Union – in or out? The language of the UK’s referendum
European Union – in or out? The language of the UK’s referendum
by ,
June 22, 2016
by Liz Walter On June 23rd, Britain will decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union (EU). I’m more than happy to bore friends with my own views on the subject, but the purpose of this post is simply to highlight the language of the debate. The precise question we will be answering

Read More 

Word of the Day

act something out

to perform the actions and say the words of a situation or story

Word of the Day

foodfie noun
foodfie noun
June 20, 2016
informal a photograph of the food that you are eating Foodfie on Instagram

Read More