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slip

noun (n)

  • a socially awkward or tactless act (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting (noun.plant)
    Synonym: cutting
    source: wordnet30
  • a young and slender person (noun.person)
    Example:
    He's a mere slip of a lad.
    source: wordnet30
  • a place where a craft can be made fast (noun.location)
    Synonym: berth, moorage, mooring
    source: wordnet30
  • an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall (noun.event)
    Synonym: trip
    Example:
    He blamed his slip on the ice.
    The jolt caused many slips and a few spills.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slippery smoothness (noun.attribute)
    source: wordnet30
  • artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: strip
    source: wordnet30
  • a small sheet of paper (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: slip of paper
    Example:
    A receipt slip.
    source: wordnet30
  • a woman's sleeveless undergarment (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: chemise, shift, shimmy, teddy
    source: wordnet30
  • bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an unexpected slide (noun.act)
    Synonym: sideslip, skid
    source: wordnet30
  • a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air (noun.act)
    Synonym: sideslip
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) (noun.act)
    Synonym: eluding, elusion
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move stealthily (verb.motion)
    Synonym: skulk, steal
    Example:
    The ship slipped away in the darkness.
    source: wordnet30
  • insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly (verb.change)
    Example:
    He slipped some money into the waiter's hand.
    source: wordnet30
  • move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner (verb.motion)
    Synonym: skid, slew, slide, slue
    source: wordnet30
  • get worse (verb.change)
    Example:
    My grades are slipping.
    source: wordnet30
  • move smoothly and easily (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The bolt slipped into place.
    Water slipped from the polished marble.
    source: wordnet30
  • to make a mistake or be incorrect (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: err, mistake
    source: wordnet30
  • pass on stealthily (verb.possession)
    Synonym: sneak
    Example:
    He slipped me the key when nobody was looking.
    source: wordnet30
  • move easily (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Slip into something comfortable.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion (verb.motion)
    Example:
    He slipped the bolt into place.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass out of one's memory (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • move out of position (verb.change)
    Synonym: dislocate, luxate, splay
    source: wordnet30
  • To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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