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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyslip into
he/she/itslips into
present participleslipping into
past tenseslipped into
past participleslipped into
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  1. 1
    slip into something to quickly put on a piece of clothing
    Give me a moment to slip into something more comfortable.
  2. 2
    slip into something to gradually start to be in a bad state or situation
    She felt herself slip into unconsciousness.
    The country is slipping into recession.
  3. 3
    slip something into something if you slip a remark into a conversation, speech etc, you make sure that you say it in a way that is not too obvious
    She just slipped it into the conversation that she was leaving.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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