slip by

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slip by

  1. (transitive, intransitive, sometimes figurative) To pass without being noticed or intercepted.
    • 2011 June 28, Piers Newbery, “Wimbledon 2011: Sabine Lisicki beats Marion Bartoli”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      She held her nerve after failing to serve out the match at the first attempt, seeing three match points slip by in a nervous service game at 6-4 5-4 and recovering from losing the tie-break to dominate the decider.
    The children managed to slip by when the patroller was looking away.
    The children slipped by the patroller.

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