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slip

slip - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slip

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(noun) a socially awkward or tactless act
Synonyms : faux pas , gaffe , gaucherie , solecism

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(noun) a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
Synonyms : miscue , parapraxis , slip-up

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(noun) potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
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(noun) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
Synonyms : cutting

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(noun) a young and slender person
Example Sentence
  • he's a mere slip of a lad

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(noun) a place where a craft can be made fast
Synonyms : berth , moorage , mooring

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(noun) an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
Synonyms : trip
Example Sentence
  • he blamed his slip on the ice
  • the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

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(noun) a slippery smoothness
Synonyms : slick , slickness , slipperiness
Example Sentence
  • he could feel the slickness of the tiller

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(noun) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Synonyms : strip

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(noun) a small sheet of paper
Synonyms : slip of paper
Example Sentence
  • a receipt slip

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(noun) a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Synonyms : chemise , shift , shimmy , teddy

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(noun) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
Synonyms : case , pillow slip , pillowcase
Example Sentence
  • the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

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(noun) an unexpected slide
Synonyms : sideslip , skid

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(noun) a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
Synonyms : sideslip

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(noun) the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
Synonyms : eluding , elusion

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(verb) move stealthily
Synonyms : steal
Example Sentence
  • The ship slipped away in the darkness

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(verb) insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
Example Sentence
  • He slipped some money into the waiter's hand

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(verb) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
Synonyms : skid , slew , slide , slue
Example Sentence
  • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

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(verb) get worse
Synonyms : drop away , drop off , fall away
Example Sentence
  • My grades are slipping

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(verb) move smoothly and easily
Example Sentence
  • the bolt slipped into place
  • water slipped from the polished marble

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(verb) to make a mistake or be incorrect
Synonyms : err , mistake

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(verb) pass on stealthily
Synonyms : sneak
Example Sentence
  • He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

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(verb) move easily
Example Sentence
  • slip into something comfortable

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(verb) cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
Example Sentence
  • he slipped the bolt into place

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(verb) pass out of one's memory
Synonyms : slip one's mind

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(verb) move out of position
Synonyms : dislocate , luxate , splay
Example Sentence
  • dislocate joints
  • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

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