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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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As day must turn to night, So the years will slip away, Pushed into time elapsed, Condemned to yesterday.
Here's hoping we use our collective heads over these final few weeks to ensure third spot doesn't slip away.
But, whatever this season brings, it will be undone if Rafa Benitez is allowed to slip away to Real Madrid.
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But Kelly was in no mood to let two points slip away and bagged his seconds moments later.
Of course there has always been an erotic component in ballet: the exposing of oneself through turnout, the strong, steely legs combined with fluid port de bras, the sly playing with music that allows a climax to build and slip away, the sweaty closeness of partner work.
She gives August the gravity and sensitivity that befits the character as written, and captures Margaret's desperation as she sees her beloved farm about to slip away. A big, involving story that should captivate the listener.
A DISAPPOINTING afternoon's play saw any Welsh hopes of clinching the World Corporate Golf Championship finally slip away at La Manga.
Last week, intrepid neuroscientific sleuth Sarah Bellum tracked down a haggard-looking consciousness at one the brain's seamiest flophouses, only to let her elusive quarry slip away,
Dave Crichton smacked Massey ahead on 55 minutes but they gifted Star an equaliser two minutes later and more slack defensive work saw the points slip away.
We agreed further resuscitation attempts weren't going to be successful and we agreed to let her slip away."
The Gunners, 6-2 winners at Derby last night, topped the table for six months of the campaign until a miserable run of four draws and a defeat saw their hopes of a first championship in four years slip away.
Pompey's Uefa Cup dream is just beginning to slip away - this is the first time they have been outside of the top six this term - and now is the real test for Harry Redknapp's outfit, who were top of the table in mid-September.
"I may have to slip away for the football, though, and come back again.
WHY do we constantly let our culture slip away? Creamfields could have been held at Aintree racecourse, venue to the massive Michael Jackson concert all those years ago.