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Present participle for lose one's footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance
“When I'd slip and lose my footing, he'd momentarily lose sight of me, and a worried expression would cross his face.”
Present participle for go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice
“But she does admit to being a little annoyed, especially when, after the biggest race of her life, she was almost allowed to slip quietly back to the changing rooms.”
Present participle for pass or change to a lower, worse, or different condition, typically in a gradual or imperceptible way
“Pre-tax profits in the first half, however, slipped back by 25 per cent due to higher interest charges.”
Present participle for to move or proceed smoothly and readily
“The hours slipped by so quickly that she had no time to brood.”
Present participle for to decline gradually from a standard level
“… the store's quality of service began to slip after the new owners took over.”
Present participle for fall; glide
“The gun, slick with sweat, began to slip from his hand, but he gripped it tightly.”
“The bank's shares slipped 1.5p to 227p.”
“I cried out, blinded with pain, and would have fallen to my knees if Cae hadn't quickly slipped his arms around me.”
“Christopher finds his pants and quickly pulls them on before slipping into his shirt.”
“In the bathroom she quickly slipped out of her clothes.”
“He was already slipping the knot of his tie.”
Structural or physical deterioration
A decline from previously high standards
That falls or fall
Moving or leading towards a lower place or level
The act of relapsing
Below; physically lower
Directed or moving backwards
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