Phrasal Verbs with 'Slip'

Slip away

Lose an opportunity or the chance of winning, succeeding, etc

Example: Their hopes of getting back into the game SLIPPED AWAY after the second goal.

Slip away

Pass quickly (time)

Example: The year has SLIPPED AWAY and it is hard to believe it's over.

Slip by

Pass quickly (time)

Example: The years SLIP BY as you get older.

Slip by

Lose an opportunity or the chance of winning, succeeding, etc

Example: He didn't follow the offer up and let it SLIP BY.

Slip down

Be enjoyable to drink or eat

Example: The cold beer SLIPPED DOWN a treat after the walk.

Slip in

Try to include something discreetly when speaking

Example: He SLIPPED IN a mention of his exam results to remind us how well he did.

Slip into

Put clothes on quickly

Example: I got out of my suit and SLIPPED INTO my pyjamas.

Slip into

Acquire bad habits or fall into a bad or negative state or condition

Example: The economy SLIPPED INTO recession and shows no signs of recovery.

Slip off

Leave a place discreetly

Example: It was very boring so we SLIPPED OFF before it finished.

Slip off

Remove clothes

Example: I SLIPPED my shoes OFF when I entered.

Slip off to

Go somewhere discreetly

Example: We SLIPPED OFF TO the pub.

Slip on

Put clothes on quickly

Example: I SLIPPED my coat ON and rushed outside.

Slip out

Leave discreetly

Example: The party was really dull so we SLIPPED OUT and went to the pub instead.

Slip through

Escape notice and be approved

Example: The committee let the application SLIP THROUGH even though it was incomplete.

Slip up

Make an error

Example: The waitress SLIPPED UP and didn't bring us what we had ordered.