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 for To slip a cable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slip \Slip\, v. t.
     1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey
        gently or secretly.
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              He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     2. To omit; to loose by negligence.
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              And slip no advantage
              That my secure you.                   --B. Jonson.
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     3. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or
        slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.
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              The branches also may be slipped and planted.
                                                    --Mortimer.
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     4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
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              Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak.
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     5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a
        horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
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     6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
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     To slip a cable. (Naut.) See under Cable.
  
     To slip off, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat.
        
  
     To slip on, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a
        gown or coat.
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