slip away

slip away
1. leave furtively and stealthily (Freq. 1)

The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard

Syn: ↑steal away, ↑sneak away, ↑sneak off, ↑sneak out
Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

2. pass by (Freq. 1)

three years elapsed

elapse, ↑lapse, ↑pass, ↑slip by, ↑glide by, ↑go by, ↑slide by, ↑go along
Derivationally related forms: ↑lapse (for: ↑lapse)
Hypernyms: ↑advance, ↑progress, ↑pass on, ↑move on, ↑march on, ↑go on
Hyponyms: ↑fly, ↑fell, ↑vanish
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Something is ——ing PP

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depart without saying goodbye; leave quietly or surreptitiously
slowly disappear; recede or dwindle

his ability to concentrate is slipping away

die peacefully (used euphemistically)

he lay there and quietly slipped away

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slip away [phrasal verb]
1 : to pass out of existence

The afternoon quietly slipped away.

They saw their four-run lead slip away.

Their grandmother slipped away [=died] in her sleep last night.

2 : to leave a place without being noticed

They slipped away from the party right after dinner.

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ˌslip aˈway derived
to stop existing; to disappear or die

Their support gradually slipped away.

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