To slip off


To slip off
Slip Slip, v. t. 1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. [1913 Webster]

He tried to slip a powder into her drink. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. To omit; to loose by negligence. [1913 Webster]

And slip no advantage That my secure you. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

3. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper. [1913 Webster]

The branches also may be slipped and planted. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound. [1913 Webster]

Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar. [1913 Webster]

6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink. [1913 Webster]

{To slip a cable}. (Naut.) See under {Cable}.

{To slip off}, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat.

{To slip on}, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a gown or coat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • slip off — (something) to remove clothing quickly and easily. Before I knew it he had slipped out of his shirt and put his arm around me. She slipped her gloves off and set them on the table …   New idioms dictionary

  • slip off — index move (alter position) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slip off — verb take off with ease or speed She slipped off her jacket • Ant: ↑slip on • Hypernyms: ↑take off • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * slip off …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms slip off : present tense I/you/we/they slip off he/she/it slips off present participle slipping off past tense slipped off past participle slipped off to take a piece of clothing off quickly Slip your shirt… …   English dictionary

  • slip off — verb a) To leave a place, or a meeting, without being noticed Im going to try to slip off from work early, if I can. b) To remove an article of clothing He slipped off his jacket and hung it in the wardrobe. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • slip off the tongue — roll/trip/slip/off the tongue phrase to be easy to pronounce It’s not exactly a name that rolls off the tongue. Thesaurus: pronunciation and pronouncing wordssynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip off — phr verb Slip off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑coat, ↑jacket, ↑ring, ↑shoe, ↑tongue …   Collocations dictionary

  • slip off — {v. phr.} 1. To slide off something. * /The children climbed up the hill but when it was time to come down, they didn t walk, but slipped off the smooth, old ledges./ 2. See: SLIP AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • slip off — {v. phr.} 1. To slide off something. * /The children climbed up the hill but when it was time to come down, they didn t walk, but slipped off the smooth, old ledges./ 2. See: SLIP AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • slip\ off — v. phr. 1. To slide off something. The children climbed up the hill but when it was time to come down, they didn t walk, but slipped off the smooth, old ledges. 2. See: slip away …   Словарь американских идиом


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