slip by

slip by
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (time, years)
a. pasar
slip by
[+time] pasar
the years have slipped by As the hours slip by, conversation in the changing room turns inevitably to ... thousands of errors have slipped by uncorrected time was slipping by and I still hadn't got started on the job the miles/the countryside slipped by she almost slipped by unnoticed with a peaked cap pulled down over her face
to let an opportunity slip by dejar pasar or escapar una oportunidad
Taureans sometimes let good opportunities slip by just because they fear change
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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