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Adjective: slipping  sli-ping
  1. Moving as on a slippery surface
    "his slipping and slithering progress over the ice";
    - slithering
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

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

Type of: blank out, block, break loose, decline, displace, disremember [US, informal], 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

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