There are 2 translations of slip in Spanish:

slip1

Pronunciation: /slɪp/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (slide) resbalón (m), resbalada (f) (Latin America/América Latina) to give sb the slip [colloquial/familiar] lograr zafarse de algn he gave us the slip se nos escapó, logró zafarse de nosotros
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    • Many falls result from trips and slips when the impaired balance of an elderly person prevents swift corrective action.
    • Shaun began the event cautiously knowing that one slip on the loose surface could lose him the event.
    • The point we make is this, that that can happen in the situation where the man in the position of Preston was indeed going in for a robbery, but because of some sudden movement or a fall or a slip the gun goes off.
    1.2 (decline) baja (f), caída (f)
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    • If he dared score lower in an examination or for some reason had a slip in his grades, Kevin had to face the comparison risk.
    • That's why the shares look like a decent punt with reasonable protection against the downside risk of a modest slip back in the price of oil and no new exploration successes.
    • A high finish is usually followed by a slip towards mediocrity.
  • 2 countable/numerable (mistake) error (m), equivocación (f) to make a slip cometer un error, equivocarse* a slip of the tongue/pen un lapsus (linguae/cálami) a Freudian slip un acto fallido there's many a slip twixt cup and lip del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho
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    • Clerical errors and slips of this kind, honest mistakes, could be made by all manner of people in all manner of circumstances.
    • These are relatively minor slips in a long text.
    • His slip did not go unnoticed by Elizabeth.
  • 3 countable/numerable (of paper) I wrote it on a slip of paper lo anoté en un papelito or papel
    (sales slip)
    recibo (m), ticket (m), boleta (f) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) deposit2 1 1, paying-in slip, withdrawal 4
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    • He pulled the small slip of paper out of his pocket and copied the information to the computer screen.
    • It is hereby agreed claims can be collected on certified copy slips and/or copy policies.
    • You'll get a reply slip with the Statement of Decisions letter.
  • 5 countable/numerable (of person) a slip of a girl una chiquilla, una chiquilina (Latin America/América Latina)
  • 7 uncountable/no numerable
    (slips plural)
    [Theater/Teatro] the slips la galería
  • 8 uncountable/no numerable (in pottery) barbotina (feminine)

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Word of the day torta
f
pie …
Cultural fact of the day

Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.

There are 2 translations of slip in Spanish:

slip2

vi (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (slide, shift position) [person] resbalar(se); [knot] correrse; [clutch] patinar she slipped and fell (se) resbaló y se cayó my foot slipped se me fue el pie the knife slipped and he cut himself se le fue el cuchillo y se cortó the tires are slipping on the ice las ruedas patinan sobre el hielo it just slipped out of my hands se me resbaló de las manos
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    • While trying to get my foot balanced on one of the mossy boulders that jutted out of the water, I lost my footing and slipped again.
    • Eight-year-old Luke Vardy narrowly escaped with his life after he slipped and lost his footing as he climbed wrought iron fencing in the front garden of his Rotherham home.
    • She desperately searched for good footing, slipping and sliding as she tried to get back up.
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    • She poured the water and turned to put it back in the fridge but as she opened the door the jug slipped from her grasp and shattered on the floor with a loud smash.
    • We passed the trident, crossed over the hill and tumbled down a moraine the far side, our feet slipping on the loose rock.
    • Her heel slipped on some mud and she lost her balance, swearing as an arm wrapped around her waist, preventing her from hitting the ground.
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    • Oh, Daddy, I don't understand why my common sense is slipping.
    • Whatever it is that makes you realise you're slipping, make sure you use it to trigger yourself into healthier habits.
    • If your family knows that you are trying to lose weight, they can be helpful reminders or motivators when you feel like you are slipping.
    1.2 [standards/morals/service] decaer*, empeorar you're slipping tu trabajo ( or aplicación etc) ya no es lo que era they slipped to third place in the league bajaron al tercer lugar de la liga production is slipping (back) la producción está decayendo or bajando it's easy to slip into bad habits es fácil caer en malos hábitos
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    • The gross profit margin slipped to 42.3 per cent from 43 per cent a year earlier.
    • Sales were down 16.8 percent and market share slipped from 9.6 percent to 8.2 percent.
    • Pre-tax profits in the first half, however, slipped back by 25 per cent due to higher interest charges.
  • 2 2.1 (move unobtrusively) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) he slipped into/out of the room without being observed entró en/salió de la habitación sin que lo vieran she slipped into bed se metió en la cama we managed to slip past the guards logramos pasar sin que nos vieran los guardias some errors have slipped into the text se han deslizado algunos errores en el texto 2.2 (escape, be lost) to let slip an opportunity, to let an opportunity slip dejar escapar una oportunidad they let the contract slip through their fingers se dejaron quitar el contrato de las manos I didn't mean to say that: it just slipped out no quería decirlo pero se me escapó or salió the secret slipped out se me ( or le etc) escapó el secreto I let (it) slip that … se me escapó que … 2.3 (go quickly) he's just slipped out to the bank ha salido un momento al banco I'll slip back and get the list vuelvo en un momento or en una escapada a buscar la lista 2.4 (change) she slipped out of her dress se quitó el vestido I'll just slip into something more comfortable me voy a poner algo más cómodo

vt (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (put unobtrusively) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) poner*, meter, deslizar* he slipped the letter into the drawer metió la carta en el cajón she slipped a coin into his hand le pasó disimuladamente una moneda he slipped his arm around her waist le pasó el brazo por la cintura she slipped the ring onto/off her finger se puso/quitó el anillo an additional clause had been slipped into the agreement subrepticiamente le habían agregado una cláusula al acuerdo 1.2 (pass) to slip sth to sb pasarle algo a algn I slipped him a $50 bill le pasé un billete de 50 dólares disimuladamente
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    • Casey took the seat at the end, slipping in quickly and quietly before anyone noticed.
    • I heard people speaking in the living room, so I shut the door as quietly as I could, hoping to slip upstairs without being noticed.
    • I slipped quietly back into the house and pulled the door shut after me, leaving the scene.
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    • My face flushed as I quietly and quickly slipped my hands under the kitchen table.
    • But he took from his desk a pink candy heart with a gold motto, ‘You are sweet’, and slipped it under her arm.
    • As Mila loads the luggage, Andy quietly slips a small envelope into her purse.
  • 2 2.1 (break loose from) don't let the dog slip its leash no dejes que se suelte el perro the boat slipped its moorings el bote se soltó, las amarras se soltaron to slip anchor levar anclas to slip sb's mind o memory it completely slipped my mind me olvidé or se me olvidó por completo 2.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] to slip the clutch mantener* el pedal del embrague deprimido
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    • First was too snatchy, second meant constant clutch slipping, resulting in wrist-ache after a few days, and the weather, which was unseasonably atrocious.
    • For those drivers who slip the clutch frequently, yours will wear out quicker than a driver that does not slip the clutch.
    • Try not to slip the clutch when shifting or driving.
    2.3 (release) [catch/lock] (des)correr
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    • Sometimes, however, the gears slip, the programming fails, and the logic circuits burn out.
    • My tennis shoes slipped over the slippery surface of the rock.
    • We slogged across the pasture, truck tires slipping and sliding in the mud, and wound up walking the last hundred yards or so.
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    • They are in the leash, but in a moment they will be slipped.
    • When game was sighted, the huntsman slipped the dogs.
    2.4 (in knitting) [stitch] pasar sin tejer
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    • To execute this decrease, slip the first stitch as if to knit, slip the second stitch as if to knit, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together.
    • Mosaic knitting simply involves slipping the stitches in a row that should be the "other" color.
    • The technique of two-color slip-stitch knitting is really quite simple: If you can knit simple stripes and slip a stitch, you have all the skills you need.
  • 3 [Medicine/Medicina] he's slipped a disc tiene una hernia de disco
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    • They also must document why a mare slipped a foal to collect on insurance claims and to secure unborn foal insurance for future pregnancies.
    • If a mare has "slipped" a foal in a previous pregnancy, double care should be taken, as she will be far more likely to do so again than another which has hitherto escaped the accident.

Phrasal verbs

slip away

[person/opportunity] escabullirse*; [hours/time] pasar

slip by

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[years/time/days] pasar, transcurrir

slip down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 [drink] it slips down a treat baja muy bien 1.2 (fall down, sink) bajarse her stockings had slipped down se le habían bajado las medias 1.3 (go quickly) ir* de una carrera I'll just slip down to the store iré de una carrera a la tienda

slip in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[comment/reference] incluir*, agregar*

slip off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [clothes/shoes] quitarse 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio escabullirse*

slip on

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[clothes/shoes] ponerse*

slip past

slip by

slip up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(make mistake) equivocarse*, cometer un error; (put one's foot in it) meter la pata [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day torta
f
pie …
Cultural fact of the day

Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.