Tim races down the hallway, followed by Tony. Tony raises his gun and fires, but Tim slips around a corner.

Is slips a natural choice of verb here or can it only be used if Tim made it around the corner unseen?

From dictionary: go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice.

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Yes, "slip" in this sense has been used since the 1400s


2. To pass or go lightly or quietly; to move quickly and softly, without attracting notice; to glide or steal. Used with various adverbs and prepositions.

1863 B. Taylor Hannah Thurston i. 17 Mrs. Waldo slipped to the door and peeped in.

1865 J. Hatton Bitter Sweets iii I'll slip up with some bread and milk for you.

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