slip across

slip across

1. To manage to cross some real or imagined border in a surreptitious or inconspicuous manner; to avoid or evade someone or something while crossing (something). The criminal slipped across the US-Canada border undetected. He slipped across the other team's defensive line and shot the ball into the corner of the net.
2. To sneak or smuggle something across (some place or border) in a surreptitious or inconspicuous manner. The man was arrested for trying to slip drugs across the border. She slipped $200 across the table, picked up the unmarked suitcase, and calmly walked out of the store.
See also: across, slip
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly he let it drop saying, "You will do!" Before I realised what he meant he was pushing the blue slip across the table.
It has a loop which the wearer can slip across each time they feel the baby move.
However, it is possible that he plans to slip across the border with Colombia in the same way he left Venezuela, claiming he had some help on that occasion from Maduro's military.
US border control agents along the country's southern border with Mexico have widely been accused of abusing and even shooting to death Central American migrants fleeing gang-violence and poverty and attempting to illegally slip across the US border.
October 9, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Egyptian authorities on Tuesday have deported 15 illegal migrants from Sudan saying some of them sought to slip across the border to Libya and other neighbouring countries.
Root edged Jasprit to Rahul, safe again with a neat catch away to his right, and Pope's response was to go after an expansive drive at Shami which ended only with Kohli's headhigh grab charging from third slip across second.
It was the largest single effort to date to undo the effects of President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy of separating families who try to slip across the Mexican border into the U.S.
Secretary Nielsen highlighted that the United States hopes to collaborate with the EU and other partners to make sure countries live up to their commitments under the resolution so that we can close security gaps that terrorists exploit to slip across international border undetected.
Migrants who successfully cross the Mediterranean sea from places such as Libya to the southern tip of Italy — thousands have died trying to do so in recent months — often go north to a place called Ventimiglia, from where they try to slip across the border into France.
He flies down to Nicaragua and then starts off by road to Mexico from where he hopes to slip across the US border.
Britain must be vigilant to ensure we do not allow evilminded men and women to slip across our borders hell-bent on causing murder and mayhem in the name of their religion.
In a story reported from Gaziantep province, the daily said, "Under pressure from its allies in the West, Turkey has made it harder for would-be jihadists to slip across the border and join the ranks of the Islamic State [ISIL] group at its base in northern Syria."
A local police source said: "Large sections of the border between Turkey and Syria and Iraq are not policed and there are many points that you could slip across unnoticed."
"By the same token, I think it's unrealistic that Obama is going to have any real give on this subject so long as the insurgents continue to find a sanctuary in Pakistan and then slip across the border to kill Americans and NATO forces," Hathaway said.
But Murphy was at fault for Drogheda's equaliser on 61 minutes, allowing Gavin Brennan low cross-shot to slip across him into the corner.