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Definitions of slip

  1. To slide; to glide; to move out of place; to slink; to err; to enter by oversight; to escape. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To slide or cause to glide or slide; lose ones footing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To let loose; go free. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To omit; to loose by negligence. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To put on or off with ease, as a ring; to let loose, as hounds. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To cause to slide: to convey secretly: to omit: to throw off: to let loose: to escape from: to part from the branch or stem:-pr.p. slipping; pa.t. and pa.p. slipped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To cause to slide; convey stealthily; let loose; escape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To glide or slide; miss one's foothold; fall down; go or come unobserved; as, she slipped into the room; move, often unexpectedly, out of place; as, when the chair slipped, I fell; escape; as, the address has slipped from my mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To slide or glide along: to move out of place: to escape: to err: to slink: to enter by oversight. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To slide; move out of place; escape; enter by oversight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. pass out of one's memory Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To convey secretly; to omit; to part from a branch or stem; to escape from; to leave slily; to let loose to throw off; to miscarry. To slip a cable, to veer out and let go to the end. To slip on, to put on in haste. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To move or glide involuntarily on the surface with one or both feet, so as to cause to stumble or fall; to cause to slide involuntarily; not to tread firmly; to slip or glide; to move or fall out of place; to creep by oversight, followed by into; to sneak or move meanly out of a place; to depart secretly; to escape; to fall into an error or fault; to lose by negligence; to leave slyly; to convey secretly; to separate twigs from a tree; to let loose; to miscarry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Slipping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. move smoothly and easily Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To err; to fall into error or fault. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. An unintentional error or fault; a false step. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Any covering easily slipped on. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A loose garment worn by a woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A particular quantity of yarn. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. A narrow passage between buildings. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. A fish, the sole. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; - often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. A leash or string by which a dog is held; - so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. The act of sliding or missing one's foothold; a sudden mischance; a fault; an error; a blunder; as, a slip of the tongue; a cutting from a plant; a space between wharves for vessels; a strip; as, a slip of paper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. Act of slipping: that on which anything may slip: an error: an escape: a twig: a strip: a leash: a sloping bank for ship-building: anything easily slipped on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  66. Act of slipping; error; oversight; twig; strip. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  67. The act of slipping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. A lapse in conduct; a fault. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. A narrow piece; strip; long, narrow dock. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. A cutting from a plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  71. Act of slipping; an unintentional error; a twig from a stock; a leash for a dog; an escape; a long narrow piece; an incline for ship-building. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  72. Act of slipping; a twig cut from a tree; a long narrow piece; an unintentional error or fault; a secret or unexpected desertion; a kind of loose frock for females; a sloping bank or prepared place on which a ship may be built or repaired, and from which it may easily slide into the water; a leash or string in which a dog is held which slips or becomes loose by relaxing the hand; in printing, a portion of a column in type struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type; in pottery, a mixture of powdered clay and flint; in geol., a familiar term for a fault or dislocation in strata, as if one portion had slipped or slid away from the other. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  73. Slipped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for slip

  1. In the midst of the excitement Roy and his chums found an opportunity to slip away. – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  2. You might give me the slip again. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
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