What does ‘slip’ mean?

The word ‘slip’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to unintentionally slide on a surface or move quietly/quickly.

For example:

  • I slipped on the ice and broke my ankle. (unintentionally slide).
  • I’ll slip out before midnight if the party is rubbish. (move quietly/quickly).

Slip is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is slipped.

phrasal verbs with slip

Phrasal verbs with ‘slip’ include:

  • Slip away (leave discretely)
  • Slip by (lose an opportunity)
  • Slip down (slide to the floor)
  • Slip in (secretly include)
  • Slip into (slowly get into a bad state)
  • Slip off (leave discretely)
  • Slip on (fall on a slippery surface)
  • Slip out (leave discretely)
  • Slip through (escape)
  • Slip up (make a mistake)
phrasal verbs with slip

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘slip’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with slip - slip away
phrasal verbs with slip - slip by
phrasal verbs with slip - slip down
phrasal verbs with slip - slip in
phrasal verbs with slip - slip into
phrasal verbs with slip - slip off
phrasal verbs with slip - slip on
phrasal verbs with slip - slip out
phrasal verbs with slip - slip through
phrasal verbs with slip - slip up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with slip below.

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