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British English: /slɪp/
American English: /slɪp/

Translation of slip in French:


  • 2 (piece of paper)
    bout (m) de papier
    (for salary)
    credit card slip
    reçu (m) de carte de crédit
    a slip of paper
    un bout de papier
  • 4
    (slender person)a slip of a girl/child
    une fille/un enfant frêle
  • 6
    engobe (m)
  • 10 (Geology)
    charriage (m) , chevauchement (m)

also: slips plural noun

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (slide) See examples: to slip something into
    glisser quelque chose dans
    (note, coin, joke, remark)
    passer quelque chose dans
    (hand, foot, arm)
    to slip one's feet into one's shoes
    enfiler ses chaussures
    to slip something out of
    sortir quelque chose de
    (object, foot, hand)
    she slipped the shirt over her head
    (put on)
    elle a enfilé la chemise
    (take off)
    elle a retiré la chemise
    to slip a shawl around one's shoulders
    passer un châle autour de ses épaules
    to slip something onto somebody's finger
    passer quelque chose au doigt de quelqu'un
    to slip something into place
    mettre quelque chose en place
    to slip a car into gear
  • 2
    (give surreptitiously)to slip somebody somethingto slip something to somebody
    glisser quelque chose à quelqu'un
  • 3 (escape from)
    (dog) (leash, collar)
    (Nautical) (boat) (moorings)
    it slipped my notice ou attention that …
    je ne me suis pas aperçu que …
    it slipped his/my notice ou attention
    ça lui a/m'a échappé
    it had slipped my mind ou memory (that)
    j'avais complètement oublié (que)
    to let slip an opportunity ou a chance (to do)
    laisser échapper une occasion (de faire)
    to let slip a remark
    laisser échapper une remarque
    to let (it) slip that …
    laisser entendre que …
  • 4 (release) See examples: to slip the dog's leash
    défaire la laisse du chien
    to slip a stitch (in knitting)
    glisser une maille
  • 5 (Medicine)to slip a disc
    avoir une hernie discale

intransitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (slide quickly) See examples: slip into
    (dress, costume)
    s'adapter à
    tomber dans
    sombrer doucement dans
    (confusion, madness)
    to slip into sleep
    to slip into bad habits
    prendre de mauvaises habitudes
    to slip out of
    (dress, coat, costume)
  • 2 (slide quietly) See examples: to slip into/out of
    se glisser dans/hors de
    (room, building)
    he slipped through the fence
    il est passé à travers la clôture
    the boat slipped through the water
    le bateau glissait sur l'eau
    to slip over ou across the border
    passer la frontière en cachette
  • 3 (slide accidentally)
    (person, animal, object, vehicle) on sur off de
    (knife, razor)
    the glass slipped out of his hand/through his fingers
    le verre lui a échappé des mains/des doigts
    to slip through somebody's fingers
    filer entre les doigts de quelqu'un
  • 4
    (lose one's grip) See examples: I must be slipping!
    je baisse (informal)!
    it's not like you to miss something like that, you're slipping!
    ça ne te ressemble pas de manquer quelque chose de ce genre! tu n'y es plus (informal)!


to give somebody the slip

semer (informal) quelqu'un

Phrasal verbs

slip away

1.1 (leave unnoticed)
partir discrètement
to slip away to Paris
1.2 (die) [euphemistic]
s'éteindre doucement

slip back

1 slip back
revenir discrètement
to à
retourner doucement, revenir doucement
into dans to à
I'll just slip back and ask her
je retourne vite le lui demander
2 slip [something] back

slip by

(life, weeks, months)

slip down

1.1 (fall over)
glisser et tomber
1.2 (taste good) See examples: this wine slips down well
ce vin descend bien

slip in

1 slip in (enter quietly)
entrer discrètement
entrer furtivement
I'll just slip in and get it
je vais juste entrer le prendre
a few errors have slipped in
il y a quelques erreurs
2 slip [something] in, slipin [something]
to slip in the clutch

slip off

1 slip off
partir discrètement
2 slip [something] off, slip off [something]
(coat, gloves, ring)

slip on

slip [something] on, slip on [something]
(coat, gloves, ring)

slip out

1.1 (leave quietly) I have to slip out for a moment
il faut que je sorte un instant
he's just slipped out to the supermarket
il a juste fait un saut (informal) au supermarché
1.2 (come out accidentally) See examples: the words just slipped out before he could think
les mots lui ont échappé avant même qu'il ait eu le temps de réfléchir
it just slipped out!
ça m'a échappé!

slip over

glisser et tomber

slip past

= → slip by

slip through

a few errors have slipped through
il y a encore quelques erreurs

slip up

(make mistake)
(informal) on, about à propos de

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