slide off




slide off (third-person singular simple present slides off, present participle sliding off, simple past and past participle slid off)

  1. To leave a place, a meeting, etc., without being noticed; to slip away, slip off.
    I'm going to try to slide off from work early, if I can.
    • 1974 June, John Le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, London: Hodder & Stoughton, →ISBN; republished in The Quest for Karla, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982, →ISBN, page 162:
      Soon as he could, he slid off to Jim's rooms to make sure he'd left nothing around that a journalist might pick on if a journalist were clever enough to make the connection, Ellis to Prideaux.
    • 2003, David Nobbs, “The Nervous Nineties”, in I Didn't Get Where I Am Today: An Autobiography, London: Heinemann, →ISBN; republished London: Arrow Books, The Random House Group, 2004, →ISBN, page 444:
      Susan and I slid off to an Indian restaurant in Shepherd's Bush, and I slid off on to the floor.
    • 2010 December 16, Lamont Z. Brown, “Standing within His Shadow”, in Between the Gates of Heaven and Hell: My Crazy Crayola World, [Bloomington, Ind.]: Trafford Publishing, →ISBN, page 10:
      As Simone and the crowd praised Drew I slid off to the back hurt, ashamed, and pissed off.
    • 2013 January 8, Steven Gould, “Cent: ‘Was He Hitting On You?’”, in Impulse, New York, N.Y.: Tor Books, →ISBN:
      I slid off to follow her and I heard the scrape of a board on snow.
    • 2014 February 27, Robert A. Grant, Jr., “This Here Generation”, in Mind of a Writer, Bloomington, Ind.: AuthorHouse, →ISBN, page 103:
      If you knew your girl was sliding off with the next dude you telling me you wouldn't negatively react?
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see slide,‎ off.
    Make sure your cup doesn't slide off the tray.


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