give (someone) the slip

Definition of give (someone) the slip

informal

  1. :  to escape (someone) :  to get away from (someone) The robber gave the police the slip.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

slipplay
  1. :  to move with a smooth sliding motion

    :  to move quietly and cautiously :  steal

    :  elapse, pass

  1. :  a sloping ramp extending out into the water to serve as a place for landing or repairing ships

    :  a ship's or boat's berth between two piers

    :  the act or an instance of departing secretly or hurriedly

  1. :  a small shoot or twig cut for planting or grafting :  scion

    :  descendant, offspring

    :  a long narrow strip of material

  1. :  to take cuttings from (a plant) :  divide into slips

  1. :  a mixture of finely divided clay and water used especially by potters (as for casting or decorating wares or in cementing separately formed parts)


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