Definition of Slip

1. Noun. A socially awkward or tactless act.

2. Verb. Move stealthily. "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
Exact synonyms: Steal
Generic synonyms: Move
Also: Slip Away, Steal Away
Derivative terms: Stealing

3. Noun. A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc..
Exact synonyms: Miscue, Parapraxis, Slip-up
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Specialized synonyms: Freudian Slip
Derivative terms: Slip Up

4. Verb. Insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly. "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"

5. Noun. Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics.
Generic synonyms: Potter's Clay, Potter's Earth

6. Verb. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner. "The wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
Exact synonyms: Skid, Slew, Slide, Slue
Specialized synonyms: Submarine, Skid, Side-slip
Generic synonyms: Glide
Derivative terms: Skid, Slide, Slide, Slide, Slider
Also: Slip Up

7. Noun. A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.
Exact synonyms: Cutting
Specialized synonyms: Quickset
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem

8. Verb. Get worse. "My grades are slipping"
Exact synonyms: Drop Away, Drop Off, Fall Away
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen
Specialized synonyms: Backslide, Lapse
Derivative terms: Drop-off, Slippage

9. Noun. A young and slender person. "He's a mere slip of a lad"

10. Verb. Move smoothly and easily. "Water slipped from the polished marble"
Generic synonyms: Break Loose, Escape, Get Away
Also: Slip Away, Slip By

11. Noun. A place where a craft can be made fast.
Exact synonyms: Berth, Moorage, Mooring
Generic synonyms: Anchorage, Anchorage Ground
Derivative terms: Berth, Berth, Berth, Moor

12. Verb. To make a mistake or be incorrect.
Exact synonyms: Err, Mistake
Specialized synonyms: Misremember, Slip Up, Stumble, Trip Up, Misjudge, Fall For
Derivative terms: Errancy, Error, Error, Mistake, Mistake, Mistake
Also: Slip Up

13. Noun. An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall. "The jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
Exact synonyms: Trip
Specialized synonyms: Fall, Spill, Tumble
Generic synonyms: Misadventure, Mischance, Mishap
Derivative terms: Trip, Trip

14. Verb. Pass on stealthily. "They slip the people the food"; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
Exact synonyms: Sneak
Generic synonyms: Give, Hand, Pass, Pass On, Reach, Turn Over

15. Noun. A slippery smoothness. "He could feel the slickness of the tiller"
Exact synonyms: Slick, Slickness, Slipperiness
Generic synonyms: Smoothness
Derivative terms: Slick, Slick, Slick, Slick, Slippy, Slippery

16. Verb. Move easily. "Slip into something comfortable"
Generic synonyms: Move

17. Noun. Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material.

18. Verb. Cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion. "He slipped the bolt into place"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

19. Noun. A small sheet of paper. "A receipt slip"
Exact synonyms: Slip Of Paper
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Paper, Sheet, Sheet Of Paper

20. Verb. Pass out of one's memory.
Exact synonyms: Slip One's Mind
Generic synonyms: Blank Out, Block, Draw A Blank, Forget

21. Noun. A woman's sleeveless undergarment.
Exact synonyms: Chemise, Shift, Shimmy, Teddy
Terms within: Shoulder Strap, Strap
Generic synonyms: Undergarment, Unmentionable

22. Verb. Move out of position. "The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
Exact synonyms: Dislocate, Luxate, Splay
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Dislocation, Dislocation, Luxation, Slippage

23. Noun. Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow. "The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
Exact synonyms: Case, Pillow Slip, Pillowcase
Generic synonyms: Bed Linen

24. Noun. An unexpected slide.
Exact synonyms: Sideslip, Skid
Generic synonyms: Coast, Glide, Slide
Derivative terms: Skid, Skid, Slippy

25. Noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air.
Exact synonyms: Sideslip
Generic synonyms: Airplane Maneuver, Flight Maneuver

26. Noun. The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning).
Exact synonyms: Eluding, Elusion
Generic synonyms: Evasion
Derivative terms: Elude, Elude

Definition of Slip

1. v. i. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.

2. v. t. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.

3. n. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.

4. n. The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.

Definition of Slip

1. Noun. (obsolete) Mud, slime. ¹

2. Noun. (ceramics) A thin, slippery mix of clay and water. ¹

3. Noun. A twig or shoot; a cutting. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A descendant, a scion. ¹

5. Noun. A young person (now usually with (term of) introducing descriptive qualifier). ¹

6. Noun. A long, thin piece of something. ¹

7. Noun. A small piece of paper, especially one longer than it is wide. ¹

8. Verb. To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction. ¹

9. Verb. To err. ¹

10. Verb. To pass (a note, money, etc.) often covertly ¹

11. Verb. To move quickly and often secretively ¹

12. Verb. To worsen. ¹

13. Verb. (figuratively) To move down; to slide. ¹

14. Verb. (context: falconry) To release a bird of prey to go after a quarry. ¹

15. Verb. (context: cooking) To remove the skin of a soft fruit, such as a tomato or peach, by blanching briefly in boiling water, then transferring to cold water so that the skin peels, or slips, off easily. ¹

16. Noun. An act or instance of slipping. ¹

17. Noun. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress; a shift. ¹

18. Noun. A mistake or error (slip of the tongue.) ¹

19. Noun. (nautical) A berth; a space for a ship to moor. ¹

20. Noun. (nautical) A difference between the theoretical distance traveled per revolution of the propeller and the actual advance of the vessel. ¹

21. Noun. (medicine) A one-time return to previous maladaptive behaviour after cure. ¹

22. Noun. (cricket) 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.) ¹

23. Noun. A number between 0 and 1 that is the difference between the angular speed of a rotating magnetic field and the angular speed of its rotor, divided by the angular speed of the magnetic field. ¹

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Definition of Slip

1. to slide suddenly and accidentally [v SLIPPED or SLIPT, SLIPPING, SLIPS]

Medical Definition of Slip

1. 1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. "He tried to slip a powder into her drink." (Arbuthnot) 2. To omit; to loose by negligence. "And slip no advantage That my secure you." (B. Jonson) 3. 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. "The branches also may be slipped and planted." (Mortimer) 4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound. "Lucento slipped me like his greyhound." (Shak) 5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar. 6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink. To slip a cable. See Cable. To slip off, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat. To slip on, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a gown or coat. 1. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide. 2. 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. 3. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place. 4. 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. "Thus one tradesman slips away, To give his partner fairer play." (Prior) "Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away." (Dryden) 5. To err; to fall into error or fault. "There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart." (Ecclus. Xix. 16) To let slip, to loose from the slip or noose, as a hound; to allow to escape. "Cry, "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war." (Shak) Origin: OE. Slippen; akin to LG. & D. Slippen, MHG. Slipfen (cf. Dan. Slippe, Sw. Slippa, Icel. Sleppa), and fr. OE. Slipen, AS. Slipan (in comp), akin to G. Schleifen to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. Slifan to slide, glide, make smooth, Icel. Slipa to whet; cf. Also AS. Slpan, Goth. Sliupan, OS. Slopian, OHG. Sliofan, G. Schliefen, schlpfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root form. Cf. Slope. 1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice. 2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step. "This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom." (Fuller) 3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine. "A native slip to us from foreign seeds." (Shak) "The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride." (R. Browning) 4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper. "Moonlit slips of silver cloud." (Tennyson) "A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon Sure to be rounded into beauty soon." (Longfellow) 5. 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. "We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer." (Sir S. Baker) 6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip. 7. 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. 8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically: A loose garment worn by a woman. A child's pinafore. An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip. The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. 9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. 10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools. 11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handless and other applied parts. 12. A particular quantity of yarn. 13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair. 14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. 15. A narrow passage between buildings. 16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door. 17. A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity. 18. 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. 19. A fish, the sole. 20. 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. To give one the slip, to slip away from one; to elude one. Slip dock. See Dock. Slip link, an arrangement for letting go the anchor suddenly. Origin: AS. Slipe, slip. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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