slip away

phrasal verb

slipped away; slipping away; slips away
: to pass out of existence
The afternoon quietly slipped away.
They saw their four-run lead slip away.
Their grandmother slipped away in her sleep last night.
: to leave a place without being noticed
They slipped away from the party right after dinner.

Examples of slip away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walston managed to slip away from Lopez and medics rushed her to Bellevue Hospital, but she could not be saved. Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News, 17 June 2024 While the San Joaquín was able to slip away and eventually make it to Cartagena safely, the San José wasn’t so lucky; It was attacked by a formidable British ship, the Expedition, and after about an hour of fighting, the San José exploded. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2024 Seated among them were members of the Carroll County Arts Council, who as a result of budget cuts are seeing their county funding slip away. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2024 Higher sea levels also accelerate coastal erosion: land slips away and islands vanish, leaving people without ground under their feet. More than ten percent of the world’s population lives along low-elevation coastlines that are vulnerable to sea-level rise. Alice Hill, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2023 See all Example Sentences for slip away 

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“Slip away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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