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English definition of “slip away”

slip away

verb uk phrasal verb with slip   /slɪp/ (-pp-) us  
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.
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