English version

slope off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslope off phrasal verb British English informalLEAVE A PLACEto leave somewhere quietly and secretly, especially when you are avoiding work Mike sloped off early today. slope→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slope offWhile the manager was away, Brian took the opportunity to slope off home an hour early every day."Where's Sam?" "I saw him sloping off to the pub half an hour ago."
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Verb table
slope
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslope
he, she, itslopes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysloped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sloped
he, she, ithas sloped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sloped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slope
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sloped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sloping
he, she, itis sloping
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you, we, theyare sloping
Past
I, he, she, itwas sloping
you, we, theywere sloping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sloping
he, she, ithas been sloping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sloping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sloping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sloping
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