intransitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (slide, shift position)(person)
correrse(clutch)she slipped and fell
patinar(se) resbaló y se cayómy foot slippedse me fue el piethe knife slipped and he cut himselfse le fue el cuchillo y se cortóthe tires are slipping on the icelas ruedas patinan sobre el hieloit just slipped out of my handsse me resbaló de las manosExample 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 sentences1.2 you're slipping
- 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.
tu trabajo ( or aplicación etc) ya no es lo que erathey slipped to third place in the leaguebajaron al tercer lugar de la ligaproduction is slipping (back)la producción está decayendo or bajandoit's easy to slip into bad habitses fácil caer en malos hábitosExample 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.
- 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 observedentró en/salió de la habitación sin que lo vieranshe slipped into bed we managed to slip past the guardslogramos pasar sin que nos vieran los guardiassome errors have slipped into the textse han deslizado algunos errores en el textoExample sentences2.2 (escape, be lost) to let slip an opportunity, to let an opportunity slip
dejar escapar una oportunidadthey let the contract slip through their fingersse dejaron quitar el contrato de las manosI didn't mean to say that: it just slipped outno quería decirlo pero se me escapó or salióthe secret slipped outse me ( or le etc) escapó el secretoI let (it) slip that …se me escapó que …2.3 (go quickly) he's just slipped out to the bankha salido un momento al bancoI'll slip back and get the listvuelvo en un momento or en una escapada a buscar la lista2.4 (change) she slipped out of her dressse quitó el vestidoI'll just slip into something more comfortableme voy a poner algo más cómodo
- 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.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (put unobtrusively) (+ adverb complement) he slipped the letter into the drawermetió la carta en el cajónshe slipped a coin into his handle pasó disimuladamente una monedahe slipped his arm around her waistle pasó el brazo por la cinturashe slipped the ring onto/off her fingerse puso/quitó el anilloan additional clause had been slipped into the agreementsubrepticiamente le habían agregado una cláusula al acuerdoExample sentences1.2 (pass)to slip something
- 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.
tosomebodypasarle algoI slipped him a $50 bill aalguienle pasé un billete de 50 dólares disimuladamente
- 2 2.1 (break loose from) don't let the dog slip its leashno dejes que se suelte el perrothe boat slipped its mooringsel bote se soltóto slip anchor to slip somebody's mind o memoryit completely slipped my mind
las amarras se soltaronme olvidé or se me olvidó por completo2.2 (Cars)to slip the clutchmantener el pedal del embrague deprimidoExample sentences2.3 (release)
- 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.
(des)correrExample sentences2.4 (in knitting)
- They are in the leash, but in a moment they will be slipped.
- When game was sighted, the huntsman slipped the dogs.
pasar sin tejerExample 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 disctiene una hernia de discoExample 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.
- 1 countable 1.1 (slide) to give somebody the slip [colloquial]lograr zafarse de alguienhe gave us the slipse nos escapó
logró zafarse de nosotrosExample sentences1.2 (decline)
- 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.
- 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 slipcometer un errora slip of the tongue/pen
equivocarseun lapsus (linguae/cálami)a Freudian slipun acto fallidothere's many a slip twixt cup and lipdel dicho al hecho hay mucho trechoExample 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.
- 3 countable 3.1 (undergarment) your slip is showingExample sentences3.2
also: pillow slip
- She said women can't go wrong wearing a slip dress and strappy shoes to a club.
- She suggests trying one color scheme when purchasing outfits, such as a slip dress with a jacket, skirt, and pants.
- This mix of lace, silk and cotton by Pazuki at Sola is perfect for layering over a slip dress or wearing on its own.
- 1 (drink)it slips down a treat
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- → slip by
- (make mistake)
baja muy bien2 (fall down, sink)
bajarseher stockings had slipped down
se le habían bajado las medias3 (go quickly)
ir de una carreraI'll just slip down to the store
iré de una carrera a la tienda
(clothes/shoes)2verb + adverb
cometer un error
cometer un error
(put one's foot in it) meter la pata [colloquial]
- 1 (of paper) I wrote it on a slip of paperlo anoté en un papelito or papelalso: sales slip→ deposit 2 1 1, → paying-in slip, → withdrawal 4Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 (cutting of plant)esqueje (masculine)
gajo (masculine) (River Plate area)
pie (masculine) (Colombia)
patilla (feminine) (Chile)Example sentences
- The idea is that gardeners will deliver extra plants, slips, seeds and seedlings to the Horticultural Training Centre at Zoo Lake.
- It's the best excuse to start your own slips from market sweet potatoes sprouted at home.
- Detach suckers and slips and pot in a well-draining soil.
- 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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