transitive verb Date: 15th century obsolete escape

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Overslip — O ver*slip , v. t. To slip or slide over; to pass easily or carelessly beyond; to omit; to neglect; as, to overslip time or opportunity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overslip — /oh veuhr slip /, v.t., overslipped or overslipt, overslipping. Obs. 1. to leave out; miss. 2. to elude; evade. [1375 1425; late ME; see OVER , SLIP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • overslip — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English overslippen, from over (I) + slippen to slip 1. obsolete : to slip or slide over : pass easily or carelessly beyond : omit, neglect …   Useful english dictionary

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