Adjective: slipping sli-ping
Verb: slip (slipped,slipping) slip
- Moving as on a slippery surface
"his slipping and slithering progress over the ice";
- Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
"the wheels slipped against the pavement";
- skid, slue, slew, slide
- Move stealthily
"The ship slipped away in the darkness";
- Insert inconspicuously, quickly or quietly
"He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
- Get worse
"My grades are slipping";
- drop off, drop away, fall away
- Move smoothly and easily
"the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"
- To make a mistake or be incorrect
- err, mistake
- Pass on stealthily
"He slipped me the key when nobody was looking";
- (of clothes) quickly put on or take off
"slip into something comfortable"
- Cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
"he slipped the bolt into place"
- Pass out of one's memory
- slip one's mind
- Move out of position
- dislocate, luxate, splay
See also: fall, slip away, slip up, slippery, slippy
Type of: blank out, block, break loose, decline, displace, disremember, draw a blank, enclose, escape, forget, get away, give, glide, hand, inclose, insert, introduce, move, pass, pass on, put in, reach, stick in, turn over, worsen
Encyclopedia: Slipping Slip, Stitch & Pass