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slip 1

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

intransitive verb -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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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) he slipped into/out of the room without being observed
    entró en/salió de la habitación sin que lo vieran
    she slipped into bed 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 1.1 (put unobtrusively) (+ adverb complement) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (pass)to slip something to somebody
    pasarle algo a alguien
    I slipped him a $50 bill
    le pasé un billete de 50 dólares disimuladamente
  • 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 to slip somebody's mind o memoryit completely slipped my mind
    me olvidé or se me olvidó por completo
    2.2 (Cars)to slip the clutch
    mantener el pedal del embrague deprimido
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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)he's slipped a disc
    tiene una hernia de disco
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun

  • 1 countable 1.1 (slide) to give somebody the slip [colloquial]
    lograr zafarse de alguien
    he gave us the slip
    se nos escapó
    logró zafarse de nosotros
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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 (mistake) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 uncountable
    also: slips plural
    (Theater)the slips
    la galería

Phrasal verbs

slip away

(person/opportunity)
escabullirse
(hours/time)
pasar

slip by

verb + adverb
(years/time/days)
pasar
transcurrir

slip down

verb + adverb
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
(comment/reference)
incluir
agregar

slip off

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(clothes/shoes)
quitarse
2verb + adverb

slip on

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(clothes/shoes)
ponerse

slip past

slip by

slip up

verb + adverb
(make mistake)
equivocarse
cometer un error
(put one's foot in it) meter la pata [colloquial]

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slip 2
American English: /slɪp/
British English: /slɪp/

noun

  • 2 (of person) a slip of a girl
    una chiquilla
    una chiquilina (Latin America)

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slip 3
American English: /slɪp/
British English: /slɪp/

noun

  • uncountable (in pottery)
    barbotina (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It could also be decorated by painting with a slip (a creamy mixture of fine clay and water) of a different colour to the body.
    • I experimented with reducing leftover dried clay scraps to the consistency of slip and strained the mixture to remove lumps.
    • Explaining her actions for viewers, she applies white slip and colored underglazes for decorations.

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