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for To slip off
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.
He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
2. To omit; to loose by negligence.
And slip no advantage
That my secure you. --B. Jonson.
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.
The branches also may be slipped and planted.
4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak.
5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a
horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
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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