Meaning of SLIP in English

SLIP

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a scrap/slip of paper (= a small piece )

He scribbled Pamela’s address on a scrap of paper.

break free of/slip its moorings

The great ship slipped her moorings and slid out into the Atlantic.

compliment slip

descend/slip into chaos (= gradually become completely confused and disorganized )

After the invasion, the country lapsed into chaos.

Freudian slip

It had...slipped...mind that

It had completely slipped her mind that Dave still had a key to the house.

paying-in slip

pink slip

sales slip

sink/slip/slide into oblivion (= fade into oblivion )

It was once a popular game, but it has since sunk into oblivion.

The old machines eventually slid into oblivion.

slide/slip into recession (= start to experience a recession )

Most analysts don’t believe the economy will slide into recession.

slide/slip/sink into obscurity (= fade into obscurity )

Many scientific theories are never proved and slip into obscurity.

slip case

slip road

slip your shoes on/off (= put them on or take them off quickly or gently )

She slipped off her shoes and curled her feet up under her on the sofa.

slip/fall/settle into a routine (= get into a routine without making any difficulty )

The team slipped quickly into a routine.

slip/lapse/fall/sink into a coma (= go into one )

Brett slipped into a coma from which he never awakened.

slipped disc (= one that has moved out of its correct place )

He retired early because of a slipped disc .

slipped disc

slipping on banana skins

This government has an unhappy knack of slipping on banana skins .

slip/stumble/trip etc and fall

He slipped and fell on the ice.

standards fall/slip/decline

School inspectors say that educational standards have fallen.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

away

As time grew short and the last days of peace slipped away , he began to make arrangements for his departure.

Already the gift of coherency is slipping away .

But I should never have let you slip away so easily.

The tournament was mine to win and somehow the victory slipped away .

Any chance he had had of giving Meik a parting gift had slipped away .

For the parents time seems both to slip away yet remain frozen in place.

I have only slipped away into the next room.

When she slipped away to the restroom, I glanced across the room and noticed a white man staring at me.

back

I wonder whether later she might slip back up the stairs and come to me.

But the genre always seems to slip back into a coma.

Yet evolutionary science also pointed to the precariousness of moral progress-how it could so easily slip back into animal chaos.

Chances are prices will slip back a bit soon.

But they slipped back inside, leaving his smile hanging like a rag on a stick.

When you actually stop and fink about what you just said, you say oh no, I slipped back into Patois.

I cried to myself, and slipped back over the rail, and dropped into a chair.

by

Delays within the bureaucratic maze eventually allowed the opportunity to slip by .

The side of the highway: cars slipping by , those in the closest lane slowing to get off on to a ramp.

Time was slipping by , and with each passing day the trail cooled a little more.

The older you get, the quicker it seems to slip by .

The case must be sent there within 28 days of sentencing, and 14 of those days have already slipped by .

Do not let their meanings slip by , only vaguely perceived in your reading.

I feel as if I can slip by , no one will notice me or comment.

The coroner suddenly reined in his horse, staring back at a group of dark figures who had just slipped by .

down

A longer pair for waders and which are prevented from slipping down by an elasticated band, cost a pound more.

I was firing and shooting, and then I stopped for a second because my helmet had slipped down over my eyes.

Thought it had slipped down the bedclothes somewhere.

Three-dimensional blobs slip down into the mantle or rise like fat flames from the surface of the core.

His hand slipped down to his belt.

One of her stockings had slipped down and she stopped to fix it in the doorway.

Her flailing hand slipped down to the pack, wrenching its cords open, just as cruel fingers seized her arm.

But the mask was too large and heavy and kept slipping down his face.

easily

The plane slipped easily down out of the night sky on to the Doha runway.

Janir slipped easily out of her arms into mine.

When your wrists are momentarily out of sight you can easily slip off the ropes in the manner described.

Steam 8 minutes, or until a skewer easily slips in and out of the thickest part of the fish.

He was knighted in 1949, then slipped easily into the role of cricketing elder statesman.

I know some guys who bail out after the first sign of difficulty and easily slip into a new relationship.

Discs are easily slipped by an over-stretching movement.

But, interestingly even though these children slip easily into fantasy their make-believe world is not rich and full.

in

She slipped in and closed it very carefully.

Steam 8 minutes, or until a skewer easily slips in and out of the thickest part of the fish.

I slipped in to see if he was all right.

Individuals slip in and out without most people being aware of the fact.

The smaller sized molecules can slip in between the larger ones.

Before he left he slipped in to see his wife.

Fortunately, the professor was annoyed and slipped in and nailed the guy.

just

I just slipped out, walked down a corridor, out through a side exit and came down to home.

The first one just slipped totally out of my hand.

I just slipped that in seeing as how you congratulated me on my history.

You might just slip in a reference to pipes or to attics in your next conversation.

She hadn't meant to ask, the words had just slipped out.

Just slip it in your bag or briefcase.

And then, against tight bowling and good catching, wickets just slipped away.

Sometimes this process is barely conscious-the repeats just slip in, filling up the page.

off

The three of us had been going to spend the evening together but Buffy had slipped off .

The last ice was slipping off the rocks.

To peel, cover with boiling water, let stand 2 to 3 minutes, then drain and slip off outer skin.

The tanker slipped off the road, rolled over and landed on its side in a 20-foot-deep ravine.

He slipped off his trousers and went to her.

Mesmerized, she slipped off her robe and eased into the bed.

Norton seconds held Sunderland to 3-3, so the Wearsiders slipped off the top spot.

His feet turned capricious, slipping off at odd angles.

out

It was scary because I could only put one foot in the stirrup and it kept slipping out .

The first real glimmers of his frustration were starting to slip out .

The last words had simply slipped out .

As soon as he returned to his hut, I slipped out into the street.

She kept him inside her until he grew limp and slipped out .

He slipped out , and soon others took heart in his boldness and slipped out too.

No one even noticed her as she slipped out into the dance-floor, and made her way out down the rickety steps.

It was still dark, almost certainly, when she slipped out of bed.

over

Everything then became a kaleidoscopic array of sounds and feelings as they slipped over the edge of control.

He found himself in the bathroom slipping over vomit.

Where he stood the grass was growing at an amazing rate it slipped over his shoes and up into his trousers.

Then I slipped over and did a leisurely backstroke back up the pool.

First, because I have to slip over to the pub without her.

This theology slipped over the iron hand of the capitalist market like a silk glove.

I could hear him slipping over the heaps of dirt, his spurs dragging in the rubbish heaps.

The trousers have two zipped side pockets elasticated waist and zip opening cuffs for slipping over those ubiquitous trainers.

quietly

She got up and slipped quietly out of the door.

Then he kissed my forehead and quietly slipped out of the room.

Theda slipped quietly into the house, leaving them to their quarrel.

It was no longer possible to slip quietly by, and we walked within open range of the farms.

He wasn't doing any showing off when he slipped quietly away into Orrie's shed.

Harriet hesitated, then her natural impatience won the day and she slipped quietly towards the exit.

I slipped quietly across the courtyard, pushed open the door and stepped into the darkness.

The following day Agrippa announced we would leave and we slipped quietly out of Nottingham and took the road south.

through

The nun pushed the door open further and slipped through , Delgard following close behind.

He walked me to the sliding door, open just wide enough for a person to slip through .

She pushed the door wider and slipped through into the treadmill chamber again.

But this normally impenetrable barrier is easily breached by fat-soluble ethanol molecules, which slip through like little ghosts.

The old servant emerged from behind a pillar, silently opened the heavy door just enough for Claudel to slip through .

Ezra opened the door and slipped through .

I slip through and my senses are immediately alive to a new intensity.

Her foot then slipped through easily.

■ NOUN

arm

Once he had turned the corner, he took the coat off and slipped it over his arm .

The chain slipped from her arm , glittering, and fell to the sidewalk.

John slipped his arm around Ixora's narrow waist, guiding her ahead of him.

I slipped my arm over his shoulder.

Alternatively, he might spread the front of the shirt across his body to stop it from slipping down his arm .

He slipped his arm around her waist and she fell against him.

The needle slipped into his blue-veined arm and he closed his eyes while he felt the first rush.

The remains of the sculpture slipped through his arms , and he sank on to the sharp iron prong.

bed

I slipped out of bed , got into a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and headed down the stairs.

It was still dark, almost certainly, when she slipped out of bed .

He listened to the door downstairs close and slipped out of bed to look through the window.

Her ghost moved in the invisible dresser mirror as she slipped out of bed .

She turned into her own room and, discarding her clothes, slipped into bed .

When Frank slipped into bed next to me, I pretended to be asleep.

Folly slipped out of bed and wriggled her toes in the thick, silky pile of the carpet.

I knew when Frank slipped into bed beside me, but I did not move.

finger

Her fingers slipped from sweaters and jeans.

I waited, watching as she refastened the locks on the door, her greasy fingers slipping over the brass.

Roman put the milk jug in front of her, his fingers slipped and the milk spilt all over the table.

I grabbed her hand, and my fingers slipped into bloated flesh.

Her fingers loosened and I slipped my hand away and straightened up.

Her fingers slipped between her thighs; she was wet.

It came clear from the bag, her finger slipping on to the trigger, thumb freeing the safety catch.

foot

His foot slipped on the wet grass and he fell.

His feet turned capricious, slipping off at odd angles.

His foot slipped and he grasped at a piece of jutting tile and dragged himself back to safety.

His foot slipped into the space between the wall and the scaffolding, and he tumbled forward on to the wall.

The unwary movement caused her foot to slip on the footpath made muddy by the overnight rain.

While making a final check in the loft, his feet had slipped on the wet glassy joists.

As he turned, his foot slipped off the joist.

She allowed it to fall in a circle around her feet , and slipped her khaki shirt off over her head.

grasp

In Hampshire alone Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth all slipped from their grasp .

Every solid fact slipped out of Blanche's grasp as soon as she believed she grasped it.

While she was doing this, the child slipped from her grasp , and fell into the river where it was drowned.

The government does not want them to slip beyond its grasp .

He felt that things were loosening and slipping from his grasp .

Although nominally in charge, control was slipping from his grasp .

Long ago, he now realised, Nicholas had slipped from his grasp .

The shot slipped from his grasp and nearly flattened the Head's wife.

hand

Josie's hand slipped on the grater and a bright bead of blood swelled out of her forefinger.

Primo reaches for his wallet, lets it fall open in his hand and slips out a five.

Suppose his hand slipped , suppose he were to shed Marcus's blood?

My hand slipped and I had to hang on tight.

His hand slipped down to his belt.

My hand slipped into the pocket and came out with something hard and gleaming, a blue object with painted-on eyes.

Her flailing hand slipped down to the pack, wrenching its cords open, just as cruel fingers seized her arm.

A slight embarrassment fell on them, and her hand slipped out of his.

mind

It slipped my mind because of the tragedy that followed.

It had slipped his mind entirely that today.

Jean hadn't even asked Helen what she had said; the entire episode had slipped her mind .

Their faces slipped through her mind , round faces and long faces, thin, fat, smiling, sombre.

He had seemed thrown for a moment, as though it had genuinely slipped his mind that he was about to be married.

It is their chronicler's fault that their words and actions slip through the mind instead of staying.

I can't believe it has slipped my mind .

Yes, that had slipped her mind .

net

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Alan Garcia, Fujimori's predecessor, slipped the net .

Her foot slipped suddenly through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net .

percent

For the nine months to December, pre-tax profits slipped 13 percent to £247 million.

Inflation has slipped to 3 percent from more than 10 percent over the same period.

room

Angel Four eased the door open enough to allow him to slip quickly into the room beyond.

One May morning I woke to find some one slipping through my room into the bathroom.

Immediately after they tidied and washed up, they went to kiss Moran good night and slipped away to their rooms .

Juliet slipped into Donna's room .

Then he kissed my forehead and quietly slipped out of the room .

He slipped from the room and purchased a beef sandwich from the barman upstairs.

Quietly they slipped from the room .

■ VERB

allow

If they had been invited it might have made it easier, since it would have allowed him to slip away unnoticed.

I was not responsible for the chance encounter that allowed the virus to slip into my bloodstream in the summer of 1944.

Angel Four eased the door open enough to allow him to slip quickly into the room beyond.

And yet, you allow those memories to slip away!

Clearly the Mason had given orders that the Angel Gabriel must not be allowed to slip away.

Pods can also warp, allowing the batteries to slip out of contact, and the contacts themselves are often quite small.

In one brief moment of weakness he had allowed the mask to slip .

She allowed him to slip off her tights and the soft lace briefs beneath.

begin

Tears welled up in her eyes and began slipping slowly down her cheeks.

When I thought about our thefts, I could feel the crown on my head begin to slip away.

Bank lending to the property market dried up, some property firms have gone bust and land prices have begun to slip .

Quality, performance, and profitability all began to slip .

He unbuckled his sword belt, then unlaced his jerkin and began to slip it over his head.

The vague sense of depression that had settled over her in the library began to slip away.

Spiro was earning £13,000 a month but had begun to slip into debt.

The front wheels began to slip , and then the rear wheels hit the ice patch and they too began to spin.

keep

It was scary because I could only put one foot in the stirrup and it kept slipping out.

He was wearing Sperry Top-Siders, the kind with the white soles that keep you from slipping .

In fact it would keep slipping off the agenda.

She wrapped me in the dress, which kept slipping off my shoulders and dragged through the dust as we walked.

He pushed back a long, greasy spike of hair that kept slipping down and pricking his ear.

But the mask was too large and heavy and kept slipping down his face.

let

Tricia backed her way out, never taking her eyes off me or letting her bearings slip .

Colin, on the other hand, became discouraged and let things slip .

But I should never have let you slip away so easily.

As an aside, the parties let it slip that the idea of a true playoff system had been scrapped.

From there on, they never let slip their icy grip on the game.

The Celtics let this one slip away slowly, painfully and needlessly.

She had learned it the hard way and she never let her guard slip at all.

Wrapped up with visions of kissing Deborah, I had ignored his bedtime rituals and let him slip away.

seem

His feelings of restlessness were compounded by the fact that his own work seemed to be slipping away from him.

For the parents time seems both to slip away yet remain frozen in place.

The great moment seems to be slipping away.

Events seemed to be slipping away, voices were welling from the inside and were poised to be audible.

But the genre always seems to slip back into a coma.

A fact which seems to have slipped by the greybeards of the art world.

Tony looked up and smiled, but his gaze seemed to slip off her forehead.

try

But really I want to try to slip past them.

I said, trying to slip a morsel of fish between her teeth.

Had he guessed she would try to slip away?

The companies are watching carefully lest other lobbyists try to slip the tougher provisions back in.

He tried to slip in unnoticed but it was too late.

Better still, get him to try and slip a man in through the sea-gate.

We try and slip him in on the sly when we think we've got them hooked.

As they walked to the car, Nicky tried to slip his arm around her waist.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fall/slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

One group still fell through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

fly/slip under sb's/the radar

slip of the tongue

Did I say "Harlow"? Sorry, I meant "Harrow". It was just a slip of the tongue .

He quickly corrected his unfortunate slip of the tongue .

In an apparent slip of the tongue , Ms. Bianchi referred to Omaha as Oklahoma.

He had made an unfortunate slip of the tongue himself.

Much of the humour derives from slips of the tongue , an occupational hazard.

One slip of the tongue would have betrayed all I was working for.

They both use the same root consonants, which are rearranged as in a dream or a slip of the tongue .

slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

As the boys went down the path they slipped on the wet leaves.

Be careful you don't slip - the floor's wet.

Brenda slipped on the icy sidewalk.

Dave slipped me $20 when Jerry wasn't looking.

During the meeting, she reached under the table and slipped a note into my hand,

He slipped and fell. I think he's broken his arm.

He used to make sure his apartment was in immaculate condition, but he's let things slip recently.

Her bag slipped off her shoulder.

I know it's a private party, but if you slip the doorman $5 he'll let you in.

I walked slowly through the mud, trying not to slip and fall.

Mansell has now slipped to third position.

Sales slipped to $4.5 million from $5 million the previous quarter.

She slipped on the icy sidewalk and grabbed Will's arm to steady herself.

Standards have slipped in the past few months, and we have to try and improve our performance.

Standards have really slipped there recently.

The American slipped from second place to fourth.

The results will not be announced before Tuesday, and the timetable may slip even further because of the strike.

The team has been slipping down the league table and really needs some new players if it is to improve.

These glasses keep slipping down my nose.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Quietly, in the dark of the night, Myong-Hwan slipped into Boshigol.

Sukarno Loses Control Power was slipping from his hands.

The blue rose on stubby wings, twisting acrobatically to slip the blow.

Their privatization programs slipped badly last year, and both governments desperately need cash.

Then the carrier top will slip off your head and crash down and crush your wrists.

With luck he could slip through his legs, get up the stairs, then off through the yard and away.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

freudian

Perhaps not letting you know the party was off was a Freudian slip .

little

She fed the little slips of cardboard one by one into its grinding jaws.

How do you know she was such a little slip of a girl, Bern?

■ VERB

give

From about the time of the invention of red-figure some black-figure vases are given a white slip covering the orange clay.

But she was confident she could give the police the slip .

A week ago her plan had been to give Travis the slip and catch the first flight out.

He gave her the slip , and there was a pause.

Time allowed 08:29 Still at large ... armed prisoner gives police the slip .

Somehow the Girls gave Daisy the slip and went off with them.

But to find her meant giving him the slip , and she hadn't been too successful at that the last time.

Perhaps he thought that, and he'd given me the slip .

hand

Hugh handed me his slip with two pound notes.

After all those years of hard work, they just handed me a pink slip and it was over.

let

Attention creates the foreground of consciousness, letting the rest slip into peripheral awareness.

During his 1995 mayoral campaign, Miller was adamantly opposed to letting Tucson Water slip into private hands.

On the few occasions I have met him it has been very difficult for me not to let slip something about you.

He tried to let Billie and Carlo slip to the back of his mind.

I happened to let slip how much James gave me for it.

Not a word had Dooley let slip , not even a hint.

And on most of the occasions when they had been alone together he hadn't let a chance slip by.

Even if he did not allow himself to betray his secret directly he might let slip something that would provide a clue.

make

Bumper bap Serves 1 Make two horizontal slips in a large bap without cutting right through.

When making scalloped potatoes, slip in some sliced parsnips for a burst of sweet flavor.

As soon as you make a nervous slip , he explodes with anger - humiliating you in front of colleagues.

Terrified of making the slightest slip - Kinnock and the rest played safe - or what they thought was safe.

But it is equally possible that he could spoil any chances he might have had by making some political slip .

He did make one slip , of course - referring to Kemijärvi.

He had made an unfortunate slip of the tongue himself.

What on earth had made her let that slip ?

return

If you would like to know more contact any of the people listed overleaf or return the tear off slip .

Alternatively telephone your consultant or complete and return the attached slip .

All course organisers returning slips showing the number of students on their courses were sent questionnaires.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fall/slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

One group still fell through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

fly/slip under sb's/the radar

let slip

Alex let slip that he had spoken to Julie on the phone and knew where she was.

He inadvertently let slip the name of their new product.

Even if he did not allow himself to betray his secret directly he might let slip something that would provide a clue.

From there on, they never let slip their icy grip on the game.

He had let slip he was married.

I happened to let slip how much James gave me for it.

It was true that Miss Devenish let slip a good deal of fragmentary information about Tolby.

Not a word had Dooley let slip, not even a hint.

On the few occasions I have met him it has been very difficult for me not to let slip something about you.

The chance to convert a proposal long mooted into reality was too precious to let slip.

slip of the tongue

Did I say "Harlow"? Sorry, I meant "Harrow". It was just a slip of the tongue .

He quickly corrected his unfortunate slip of the tongue .

In an apparent slip of the tongue , Ms. Bianchi referred to Omaha as Oklahoma.

He had made an unfortunate slip of the tongue himself.

Much of the humour derives from slips of the tongue , an occupational hazard.

One slip of the tongue would have betrayed all I was working for.

They both use the same root consonants, which are rearranged as in a dream or a slip of the tongue .

slip through the net

Even with the former region's history of testing in primaries, children continue to slip through the net .

Graham, on the other hand, had nearly slipped through the net .

In a child-centred class of 30 children it is easy for some to slip through the net and learn nothing.

No one knows how many have slipped through the net .

Paul Merton slipped through the net .

Several other counties are already regretting that he slipped through the net .

This one slipped through the net .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Don't worry -- we all make slips from time to time.

Everyone who votes has to fill in a slip of paper in order to register.

I looked through my wallet for last month's wage slip .

If you make one slip , it could cost you a lot.

People doing this kind of precision work can't afford to make the slightest slip .

The bank clerk handed me an official blue slip to sign.

There was a credit-card slip stapled to the receipt.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A week ago her plan had been to give Travis the slip and catch the first flight out.

She fed the little slips of cardboard one by one into its grinding jaws.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.