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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

1. to leave quickly and quietly On the last night of conference, I decided to slip away for a few hours. Related vocabulary: duck out (of somewhere)
2. to be no longer available We're trying to keep the tradition alive, but it's starting to slip away. I let a great opportunity slip away.
3. to slowly become less strong or able She found her health rapidly slipping away. Every day a little more of his strength slips away.
4. to die The doctors worked quickly, but the old man was slipping away.
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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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He said: "I think decommissioning is a difficult and important issue but politicians must not let this chance of peace slip away after so much has happened and been done by the people, the governments and leaders.
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All we need to do is think back to the first time we played them this year (a 2-1 Galaxy victory featuring two late goals) because that's a game that we let slip away, and it was a terrible feeling for all of us.
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.
Year after year, we have watched the reimbursement levels set by Regence BlueShield slip away," said Dr.
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.
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.
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.
It was difficult to watch a winnable game slip away on the road against one of the league's elite teams.