slip down

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slip down

1. To move downward or down something in a sliding, uncontrolled manner. The ground was so wet that I slipped down the side of the hill and got covered in mud. You need a belt—your pants keep slipping down!
2. To pull something downward in a quick, sliding motion. Used especially in reference to clothing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slip" and "down." The bank robber slipped his bandana down for couple seconds to wipe his face, so I made sure to remember what he looked like. She slipped down her sock to show me the tattoo she had gotten in Thailand.
3. To move something in a lower place or position, especially in a quick, secretive, or inconspicuous manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slip" and "down." I slipped the microphone down so the politician wouldn't realize that his confession was being recorded. I slipped down the rope so the rest of the team could climb up through the window.
4. To stow or hide something inside of something in a lower position. A noun or pronoun is used between "slip" and "down." I slipped the bag of drugs down the drainpipe so the cops wouldn't find it on me. I saw him take some money from the collection plate and slip it down the sleeve of his shirt when he thought no one was looking.
5. To fall to a lower position, as in rankings or value. His hit song was at the top of the billboards for months, but it finally slipped down to second place this week. The tech company has been slipping down in the stock market following the sudden resignation of their CEO.
See also: down, slip

slip something down

to slide something downward. I slipped my pants down a little so the doctor could give me a shot in what they call your "hip." He slipped down his pants a little.
See also: down, slip

slip down

to slide or glide downward. His socks kept slipping down. He lost so much weight that his pants almost slipped down.
See also: down, slip
References in classic literature ?
Satisfied by his scrutiny, my light limbed companion swung himself nimbly upon it, and twisting his legs round it in sailor fashion, slipped down eight or ten feet, where his weight gave it a motion not un-like that of a pendulum.
Then the smell of the sausages reached the wolf, and he sniffed and peeped down, and at last stretched out his neck so far that he could no longer keep his footing and began to slip, and slipped down from the roof straight into the great trough, and was drowned.
At last the Kincaid slipped down the Ugambi and ran out upon the shimmering waters of the Atlantic.
Of course every boat-hand fixed a gunny sack and put it on like a bonnet, the way they do when they are toting wood, and we got one for Jake, and he slipped down aft with his hand-bag and come tramping forrard just like the rest, and walked ashore with them, and when we see him pass out of the light of the torch-basket and get swallowed up in the dark, we got our breath again and just felt grateful and splendid.
And she slipped down from the horse and ran a little way and stood.
Then I slipped down to the ground and crawled in among the trees, and, sure enough, there was Tom Sawyer waiting for me.
The old man did not touch the paddle, and he was unregardless of the lofty-sided steamer as the canoe slipped down the length of it into the darkness astern.
I know that I slipped down into the steerage in a daze, and that I was just beginning the ascent to the deck, a loaded shot-gun in my hands, when I heard the startled cry:
In the end, however, he reached the bank, clambered over it and slipped down into the road.
Anne looked at him remorsefully; then she slipped down on the rug beside him and laid her glossy red head on his arm.
With the crashing of glass, the splitting of timber - a hideous, tearing sound - the wrecked saloon, dragging the engine half-way over with it, slipped down a low embankment and lay on its side, what remained of it, in a field of turnips.
"Ah, let me alone, let me alone!" she said, and going back to her bedroom she sat down in the same place as she had sat when talking to her husband, clasping tightly her thin hands with the rings that slipped down on her bony fingers, and fell to going over in her memory all the conversation.
David Charo was brushing his teeth when the toothbrush slipped down his throat in Ganze area.
Summary: Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], December 11 (ANI): Two soldiers slipped down the slope in Naugam Sector and three others went missing from a forward post in Kanzalwan Sub-Sector (Gurez Sector) of Kupwara district during heavy snowfall in the last 24 hours.
It instantly slipped down through the scuttle hole and blasted the bedroom with insulation until my dad heard me yelling to shut off the machine.