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slip away

1. To escape, leave, or disappear quietly or in secret. I felt really uncomfortable in the group of strangers, so I slipped away when everyone was distracted. In the commotion, the suspect slipped away from the custody of police.
2. To narrowly evade capture. We had the thief on the run, but he managed to slip away.
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slip away

 
1. and slip off to go away or escape quietly or in secret; to slip out. I slipped away when no one was looking. Let's slip off somewhere and have a little talk. I'll try to slip out for an hour or two when Tom is asleep.
2. Euph. to die. Uncle Charles slipped away in his sleep last night.
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slip away

v.
To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint: When no one was looking, the thief quietly slipped away. The suspect slipped away from the police.
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Eagle Rock led at 14-10 halftime, but let the lead slip away as it committed turnovers on its first two possessions of the second half, which allowed La Salle to take a 24-14 lead when George Colton connected with Michael Cates on a 15-yard touchdown pass and Nathan Bury scored on a four-yard run.
Having already captured the attention of our registered Physician members, we felt that we were letting a great opportunity slip away by not additionally addressing the enormous growth of the Pharmaceutical Industry which has skyrocketed over the past twelve months" said Gerry Henesy, president, of Millennium Quest Company, Inc.
The Clippers were glad they didn't let yet another fourth-quarter lead slip away during their 96-85 victory over the Golden State Warriors Saturday night at Staples Center.
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Particularly now, when the explosion in scientific and medical knowledge is leading to important discoveries every day, CAN does not want to let another generation of children slip away.
He doesn't want the playoff spot to slip away in the season's final week, but he also doesn't want to do anything hasty that will damage his team's chances to advance deep into the postseason.
For anyone who thinks we are going to slip away from our commitment to California, I have one message -- think again," said Galloway.
We felt we let last year's series against Detroit slip away, but hopefully we can get back to that same situation and we won't have the same thing happen.
Pepperdine, which allowed UCLA to take a 3-2 win on a home run in the eighth inning during a nonconference game at home on Tuesday, saw a 3-1 lead slip away in the eighth on a two-run home run by Bryan Byrne for St.
Michael Paulk hit a two-run home run that gave CSUN a five-run lead, which the team eventually let slip away as visiting UC Santa Barbara scored eight runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat the Matadors 10-7.
Still, it was a game neither team wanted to let slip away.
Lutheran (6-5, 0-1), which let a 22-22 halftime tie slip away in the third quarter when it was outscored 19-9 by Faith Baptist (3-7, 1-0).
It didn't take a group of school kids to figure out how the Clippers let a golden opportunity slip away Saturday in a 116-109 loss to the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center,
It was difficult to watch a winnable game slip away on the road against one of the league's elite teams.