slip across

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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
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The planets are pretty promising for popping questions this Valentine's Day, though, while those whose hearts are yet to be melted could find romance arriving when gorgeous Venus slips across your own sign, sometimes twice.
Tables of tablet computers will TAKE the place of its traditional catalogues, pencils and paper slips across the trial outlets, although Argos assured customers it would not axe its catalogues altogether and would still MAKE them available on customer service DESKS for those requesting them.
Tables of tablet computers will take the place of its traditional catalogues, pencils and paper slips across the trial outlets, although Argos assured customers it would not axe its catalogues altogether, and would still make them available on customer service desks for those "more comfortable using them for shopping".
The chain slips across the branch and the monkey's body, collared at its neck, slams into the Mango tree's trunk.
Another pounds 250,000 is being invested in marketing Capital of Culture on till receipts, bags, staff clothing, in-house stationary and compliment slips across the company's 310 UK stores.
The angry punters will be red in the cheeks, they will be frowning, they will be swearing, they will be throwing betting slips across the shop and they will be glaring at the cashier as if it is his/her fault the greyhounds ran as they did.
As she munches one, the old man's hand slips across the table and takes the second one.
His hand slips across the table and taps Granny Torrelli's wrist.
Watson also slips across to Texas for some Charles Brown and Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson numbers, then ends up back in New Orleans with Hank Williams' Jambalaya.
SUNDAY 6PM: A gleaming white ferry en route for Corsica slips across the Mediterranean.