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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
  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
  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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