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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)
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