slip from (something)

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slip from (something)

To not have enough friction to maintain a grip on something and fall away from it as a result. I thought the vase would be all right on the shelf, but it was at a bit of an angle and ended up slipping from it about 20 minutes later. A: "Jack slipped from the roof and broke his arm!" B: "I warned him that the tiles up there would be wet and slippery."
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slip from something

to fall away from something; to lose one's step or grasp and fall from something. He slipped from the top step and fell down the other three. Ted slipped from the stool and fell on the floor.
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References in classic literature ?
Momentarily stunned, Gahan's fingers slipped from their hold upon the cordage and the man shot downward through the thin air of dying Mars toward the ground three thousand feet beneath, while upon the deck of the rolling Vanator his faithful warriors clung to their lashings all unconscious of the fate of their beloved leader; nor was it until more than an hour later, after the storm had materially subsided, that they realized he was lost, or knew the self-sacrificing heroism of the act that had sealed his doom.
This he fastened to a ring in the warrior's harness, just before the man's weakened fingers slipped from their hold upon the cordage.
Then her arms slipped from about my waist and she was gone.
As Carthoris was not mounted, I slipped from the back of my own mount and took my place at his side to meet the charge of the howling devils bearing down upon us.
His companion was in the act of raising his to his lips when the ship gave a roll, his elbow caught the back of a chair, and the tumbler slipped from his fingers.