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    slip

    slip - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slip

    Definition
    (noun) a socially awkward or tactless act
    Synonyms : faux pas , gaffe , gaucherie , solecism
    Definition
    (noun) a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    Synonyms : miscue , parapraxis , slip-up
    Definition
    (noun) potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a young and slender person
    Example Sentence
    • he's a mere slip of a lad
    Definition
    (noun) a place where a craft can be made fast
    Synonyms : berth , moorage , mooring
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a slippery smoothness
    Synonyms : slick , slickness , slipperiness
    Example Sentence
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
    Definition
    (noun) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    Synonyms : strip
    Definition
    (noun) a small sheet of paper
    Synonyms : slip of paper
    Example Sentence
    • a receipt slip
    Definition
    (noun) a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    Synonyms : chemise , shift , shimmy , teddy
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) an unexpected slide
    Synonyms : sideslip , skid
    Definition
    (noun) a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    Synonyms : sideslip
    Definition
    (noun) the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
    Synonyms : eluding , elusion
    Definition
    (verb) move stealthily
    Synonyms : steal
    Example Sentence
    • The ship slipped away in the darkness
    Definition
    (verb) insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
    Example Sentence
    • He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
    Definition
    (verb) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    Synonyms : skid , slew , slide , slue
    Example Sentence
    • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk
    Definition
    (verb) get worse
    Synonyms : drop away , drop off , fall away
    Example Sentence
    • My grades are slipping
    Definition
    (verb) move smoothly and easily
    Example Sentence
    • the bolt slipped into place
    • water slipped from the polished marble
    Definition
    (verb) to make a mistake or be incorrect
    Synonyms : err , mistake
    Definition
    (verb) pass on stealthily
    Synonyms : sneak
    Example Sentence
    • He slipped me the key when nobody was looking
    Definition
    (verb) move easily
    Example Sentence
    • slip into something comfortable
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
    Example Sentence
    • he slipped the bolt into place
    Definition
    (verb) pass out of one's memory
    Synonyms : slip one's mind
    Definition
    (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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