slip around

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slip around

1. To slip, glide, or skid around some area, especially in an uncontrollable manner. Ice skating always sounds like it will be fun, but I just spend the whole time slipping around like an idiot.
2. To circumvent or circumnavigate someone or something in a surreptitious or inconspicuous manner. The criminal slipped around the police roadblock undetected. I cornered the thief, but he managed to slip around me.
3. To travel to the rear of some place very quickly or inconspicuously. We'll need to slip around back so we don't wake my parents.
See also: around, slip

slip around

to slide or skid around. The pedestrian slipped around and finally fell on the ice. The dog slipped around on the ice and finally made it to shore.
See also: around, slip
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier herself slipped around the corner of the house.
"Listen to me, kid," Bert began soothingly, as his arm slipped around her waist.
As she had fallen, the holster had slipped around so that the weapon now lay beneath her.
Overnight, the major US averages slipped around 0.2% as investors reacted to a mixed batch of earnings news from big-name companies such as Boeing, Caterpillar and AT&T.
The US S&P500 and Dow Jones index futures slipped around one per cent and Nasdaq futures fell 2 per cent, signalling Wall Street would open in the red on the first trading day of the New Year after closing 2018 with the worst annual loss since 2008.
And those who survived were brought to the nearest oak tree where a ring of a prepared five-inch-diameter manila cordage was slipped around the bad guy's neck.
The court heard the claimant slipped around 5ft from a warning sign.
currency against six major currencies, has slipped around 3 percent since mid-August.
It was nothing more than a shiny reminder of a loss, a bauble that she wanted to put away almost from the very second it was slipped around her neck.
But IQE's share price has slipped around 40% since November.
The clip is slipped around the cables, making it straightforward to plug them back into the right space once work has been completed.
The NSE index slipped around 0.6 percent for the week, while the BSE dropped 0.7 percent.
Oil slipped around 1 percent and Wall Street stocks were down 1.5 percent.
The Dutchman flicked the ball over his marker's head, nodded down, slipped around three defenders and steered it into the corner of the net.