Definition of Slip away

1. Verb. Leave furtively and stealthily. "The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"

Exact synonyms: Sneak Away, Sneak Off, Sneak Out, Steal Away
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave

2. Verb. Pass by. "Three years elapsed"
Exact synonyms: Elapse, Glide By, Go Along, Go By, Lapse, Pass, Slide By, Slip By
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Specialized synonyms: Fell, Fly, Vanish
Derivative terms: Lapse

Definition of Slip away

1. Verb. To leave a place, or a meeting, without being noticed ¹

2. Verb. (of time) to pass quickly, almost unnoticed. ¹

3. Verb. (of an advantage) To disappear. ¹

4. Verb. To die ¹

¹ Source:

Slip Away Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Slip Away Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Slip Away

slip-joint pliers
slip-skin grape
slip away (current term)
slip by
slip carriage
slip case
slip clutch
slip coach
slip down
slip friction clutch
slip in
slip into
slip into something more comfortable
slip knot
slip noose
slip nooses
slip of paper

Literary usage of Slip away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) by John Matthews Manly (1916)
"Summer or Winter for aught I can say; So unrecorded did it slip away, So blind was I to see and to foresee, So dull to mark the budding of my tree That ..."

2. Typical Newspaper Stories by Harry Franklin Harrington (1915)
"... in which it says: slip away ? » perhaps the easiest way to remember your age is to form some little jingle or rhyme on your birth year. ..."

3. Shirley Brooks of Punch: His Life, Letters, and Diaries by George Somes Layard (1907)
"... flashed into his brain, and he exclaimed with a sigh :— " When a man gets middle-aged ' Eheu! labuntur anni.' How the Annies slip away from him ! ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Slip away

Search for Slip away on!Search for Slip away on!Search for Slip away on Google!Search for Slip away on Wikipedia!