slip/escape someone's mind

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slip/escape someone's mind

: to not be remembered by someone
  • His name slips/escapes my mind at the moment.

Word by Word Definitions

slip play
  1. : to move with a smooth sliding motion

  2. : to move quietly and cautiously : steal

  3. : elapse, pass

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

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

  3. : the act or an instance of departing secretly or hurriedly

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

  2. : descendant, offspring

  3. : 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)

escape play
  1. : to get away (as by flight)

  2. : to issue from confinement

  3. : to run wild from cultivation

  1. : an act or instance of escaping: such as

  2. : flight from confinement

  3. : evasion of something undesirable

  1. : providing a means of escape

  2. : providing a means of evading a regulation, claim, or commitment

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely


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