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  Definition of Slip
  1. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
  2. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
  3. a socially awkward or tactless act
  4. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
  5. an unexpected slide
  6. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
  7. a woman''s sleeveless undergarment
  8. a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"
  9. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
  10. a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
  11. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
  12. a place where a craft can be made fast
  13. a young and slender person; "he''s a mere slip of a lad"
  14. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  15. potter''s clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  16. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter''s hand"
  17. get worse; "My grades are slipping"
  18. move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
  19. pass out of one''s memory
  20. to make a mistake or be incorrect
  21. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
  22. move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  23. move smoothly and easily
  24. pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
Similar Words: elusion, eluding, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, faux pas, gaffe, solecism, gaucherie, sideslip, skid, case, pillowcase, pillow slip, chemise, shimmy, shift, teddies, teddy, slip of paper, strip, slickness, slick, slipperiness, trip, mooring, moorage, berth, cutting, drop off, drop away, fall away, dislocate, luxate, splay, slip one's mind, err, mistake, slue, slew, slide, steal, sneak


See Also: stumble, slip up, trip up, elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, steal away, sneak away, sneak off, sneak out


Hyponyms: Freudian slip, band, ring, cramp, cramp iron, edge, margin, lead, leading, mullion, ribbon, typewriter ribbon, screed, stay, tab, tape, ticker tape, weather strip, weather stripping, spill, tumble, fall, quickset, lapse, backslide, misremember, stumble, slip up, trip up, misjudge, fall for, submarine, skid, side-slip


Derivational Morphology: elude, evade, bilk, steal, stumble, slip up, trip up, slip one's mind, err, mistake, dislocate, luxate, splay, skid, slue, slew, slide, slick, slick down, sleek down, sleek, trip, berth, moor, wharf, tie up, slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off, slippage, sideslip, luxation, dislocation, disruption, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, error, misunderstanding, misapprehension, fault, errancy, erroneousness, glide, coast, slider, elusion, eluding, stealth, stealing


Anagrams: LISP, lisp


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