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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slip away mean? 

SLIP AWAY (verb)
  The verb SLIP AWAY has 2 senses:

1. leave furtively and stealthily
2. pass by

  Familiarity information: SLIP AWAY used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SLIP AWAY (verb)

Sense 1slip away [BACK TO TOP]


Leave furtively and stealthily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


slip away; sneak away; sneak off; sneak out; steal away

Context example:

The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard

Hypernyms (to "slip away" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sense 2slip away [BACK TO TOP]


Pass by

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


elapse; glide by; slip by; go by; slide by; slip away; go along; pass; lapse

Context example:

three years elapsed

Hypernyms (to "slip away" is one way to...):

advance; go on; march on; move on; pass on; progress (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slip away"):

fell; fly; vanish (pass away rapidly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

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