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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  • To come off — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To slip a cable — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To slip on — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • To come off by — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come off from — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slip off something — 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 — (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 — 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

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