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slip

Noun

1 a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, gaucherie]
2 a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [syn: slip-up, miscue, parapraxis]
3 potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
4 a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [syn: cutting]
5 a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
6 a place where a craft can be made fast [syn: mooring, moorage, berth]
7 an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills" [syn: trip]
8 a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller" [syn: slickness, slick, slipperiness]
9 artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material [syn: strip]
10 a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip" [syn: slip of paper]
11 a woman's sleeveless undergarment [syn: chemise, shimmy, shift, teddies, teddy]
12 bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" [syn: case, pillowcase, pillow slip]
13 an unexpected slide [syn: skid, sideslip]
14 a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air [syn: sideslip]
15 the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn: elusion, eluding]

Verb

1 move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness" [syn: steal]
2 insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
3 move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn: skid, slue, slew, slide]
4 get worse; "My grades are slipping" [syn: drop off, drop away, fall away]
5 move smoothly and easily
6 to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: err, mistake]
7 pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking" [syn: sneak]
8 pass out of one's memory [syn: slip one's mind]
9 move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically" [syn: dislocate, luxate, splay] [also: slipping, slipped]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Slip

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Slip comes from Old English slype, relative of slop, meaning liquid mud.

Noun

  1. An act or instance of slipping.
  2. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress.
  3. A small piece of paper.
  4. A berth for a boat or ship.
  5. A mistake or error (slip of the tongue.)
  6. In ceramics, a thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
  7. Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
  8. The difference between the speed of a rotating magnetic field and the speed of its rotor.

Translations

act of slipping
women’s undergarment
small piece of paper
error
  • Spanish: falta, error, equivocación, desliz, descuido,

Verb

  1. To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
  2. To err.
  3. To pass (a note, money, etc.) often covertly
  4. To move quickly and often secretively
  5. To worsen.
    Profits have slipped over the past 6 months.

Translations

to lose one's traction
  • Dutch: slippen, uitglijden, falen
  • French: glisser
  • German: ausrutschen
  • Greek: γλιστρώ
  • Sindhi:
  • Spanish: deslizar, resbalar
  • Telugu: జారు (jaaru)
to err
to pass
  • German: reichen
to move quickly
to worsen

Dutch

Noun

slip (plural slips, diminutive slipje)
  1. briefs, scanty type of undershorts which covers the buttocks but nothing below
  2. (by extension, for women) knickers, any female underpants
  3. tail, part of an upper garment hanging below the waist

Noun

  1. skid, an act or instance of slipping.

Verb

slip
  1. first person singular present tense and imperative form of slippen

French

Etymology

From to slip.

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. briefs (men's underwear)

Spanish

Noun

slip
  1. briefs, pants, men's underwear
  2. knickers, panties (less usual meaning)

References

Extensive Definition

Slip may refer to:
SLIP as an acronym may refer to:

See also

slip in German: Slip
slip in Dutch: Slip
slip in Japanese: スリップ
slip in Polish: Slip
slip in Swedish: Slip (klädesplagg)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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