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Verb: slip (slipped,slipping)  slip
  1. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    "the wheels slipped against the pavement";
    - skid, slue, slew, slide
  2. Move stealthily
    "The ship slipped away in the darkness";
    - steal
  3. Insert inconspicuously, quickly or quietly
    "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
  4. Fall to a lower standard
    "My grades are slipping";
    - drop off, drop away, fall away
  5. Move smoothly and easily
    "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"
  6. To make a mistake or be incorrect
    - err, mistake
  7. Pass on stealthily
    "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking";
    - sneak
  8. (of clothes) quickly put on or take off
    "slip into something comfortable"
  9. Cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
    "he slipped the bolt into place"
  10. Pass out of one's memory
    - slip one's mind
  11. Move out of position
    - dislocate, luxate, splay
Noun: slip  slip
  1. A socially awkward or tactless act
    - faux pas, gaffe, solecism, gaucherie
  2. A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    - slip-up [informal], miscue, parapraxis, whoopsie [informal]
  3. Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  4. A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    - cutting
  5. A young and slender person
    "he's a mere slip of a lad"
  6. A place where a craft can be made fast
    - mooring, moorage, berth
  7. An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
    "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"; "he blamed his slip on the ice";
    - trip
  8. A slippery smoothness
    "he could feel the slip of the tiller";
    - slickness, slick, slipperiness
  9. Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    - strip
  10. A small sheet of paper
    "a withdrawal slip"; "a receipt slip";
    - slip of paper
  11. A woman's sleeveless undergarment
    - chemise, shimmy, shift, teddy
  12. Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
    "the burglar carried his loot in a slip";
    - case, pillowcase, pillow slip
  13. An unexpected slide
    - skid, sideslip
  14. A flight manoeuvre; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    - sideslip
  15. The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
    - elusion, eluding

Derived forms: slips, slipped, slipping

See also: fall, pass, steal away, trip up

Type of: aeroplane manoeuvre [Brit], airplane maneuver [US], airplane manoeuvre [Cdn], anchorage, anchorage ground, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], bed linen, blank out, block, bloomer [informal], blooper [N. Amer, informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], blunder, boner [N. Amer, informal], boob [Brit, informal], boo-boo [informal], botch, break loose, bungle, coast, decline, displace, disremember [US, informal], draw a blank, enclose, error, escape, evasion, fault, flight maneuver [US], flight manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], flub [N. Amer, informal], forget, foul-up, get away, give, glide, goof [informal], hand, inclose, insert, introduce, misadventure, mischance, mishap, mistake, move, pass, pass on, piece of paper, potter's clay, potter's earth, pratfall [informal], put in, reach, sheet, sheet of paper, slide, smoothness, spring chicken, stalk, stem, stick in, turn over, undergarment, unmentionable, worsen, younker, youth

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