slip away
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to leave furtively)
a. escabullirse
The children suddenly realized that Edmund had slipped away without them even noticing.Los niños de repente se dieron cuenta de que Edmund se había escabullido sin que se dieran cuenta.
b. escurrirse
I may have to slip away to answer a phone call at some point during the meeting.Tal vez tenga que escurrirme para contestar una llamada telefónica en algún momento durante la reunión.
2. (to elapse)
a. pasar
Before we knew it, the evening had slipped away, and it was time to say goodbye.Antes de que nos diéramos cuenta, la velada había pasado y era hora de despedirnos.
3. (to slowly disappear)
a. escaparse
If you let an opportunity like this slip away, you'll only regret it later.Si dejas que se te escape una oportunidad así, solo te arrepentirás luego.
b. irse
The hotel caretaker could feel his sanity slipping away from him.El cuidador del hotel podía sentir que se le iba la sanidad.
c. desvanecerse
The memory of that former life seemed to have slipped away.La memoria de esa vida anterior parecía haberse desvanecido.
4. (to die peacefully)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After a three-year battle with cancer, Roberto slipped away during the night.Después de una batalla de tres años contra el cáncer, la vida de Roberto se esfumó durante la noche.
We were there at my grandmother's side when she slipped away.Estábamos allí al lado de mi abuela cuando se fue.
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slip away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (leave)
a. desaparecer, desvanecerse
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slip away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (also slip off) [+person] escabullirse; escurrirse
I hope we can slip away before she notices I slipped away as soon as I decently could
2 (fade)
he felt his strength slipping away sentía que las fuerzas se le iban or se le escapaban
It's hard to watch youth slip away in the mirror her anxieties began to slip away she began to feel as if her whole life was slipping away
3 (pass by) [+time, opportunity]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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