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Definitions of slip

  1. a place where a craft can be made fast
  2. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; " the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
  3. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  4. move out of position; " dislocate joints"; " the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
  5. get worse; " My grades are slipping"
  6. the act of avoiding capture ( especially by cunning)
  7. to make a mistake or be incorrect
  8. a socially awkward or tactless act
  9. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
  10. an unexpected slide
  11. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
  12. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; " the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
  13. a slippery smoothness; " he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
  14. pass on stealthily; " He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
  15. a small sheet of paper; " a receipt slip"
  16. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
  17. an accidental misstep threatening ( or causing) a fall; " he blamed his slip on the ice"; " the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
  18. a young and slender person; " he's a mere slip of a lad"
  19. pass out of one's memory
  20. move stealthily; " The ship slipped away in the darkness"
  21. a part ( sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  22. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  23. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; " He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
  24. move smoothly and easily
  25. The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips.
  26. In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link.
  27. The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor.
  28. 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.
  29. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. To err; to fall into error or fault.
  33. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
  34. To omit; to loose by negligence.
  35. 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.
  36. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
  37. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
  38. To bring forth ( young) prematurely; to slink.
  39. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
  40. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
  41. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
  42. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
  43. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.
  44. 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.
  45. Any covering easily slipped on.
  46. A loose garment worn by a woman.
  47. A child's pinafore.
  48. An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
  49. The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.
  50. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.
  51. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
  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.
  53. A particular quantity of yarn.
  54. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.
  55. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.
  56. A narrow passage between buildings.
  57. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
  58. A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
  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.
  60. A fish, the sole.
  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.
  62. To move or fly ( out of place); to shoot; - often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
  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.
  64. 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.
  65. To put on or off with ease, as a ring; to let loose, as hounds.
  66. 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.
  67. Slipped.
  68. Slipping.
  69. To slide or glide along: to move out of place: to escape: to err: to slink: to enter by oversight.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. Act of slipping; error; oversight; twig; strip.
  73. To cause to slide; convey stealthily; let loose; escape.
  74. To slide; move out of place; escape; enter by oversight.
  75. To slide or cause to glide or slide; lose ones footing.
  76. To let loose; go free.
  77. The act of slipping.
  78. A lapse in conduct; a fault.
  79. A narrow piece; strip; long, narrow dock.
  80. A cutting from a plant.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. To slide; to glide; to move out of place; to slink; to err; to enter by oversight; to escape.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
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Quotes of slip

  1. You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip – James M. Barrie
  2. With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes. – Marlon Brando
  3. Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist. Novels I find very hard, hours and hours, weeks and weeks, of conscious thought- whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days. – Eric Brown
  4. America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. – George W. Bush
  5. I noticed this process of waking, and predicted with terrifying logic that one of these years not far away I would be awake continuously and never slip back, and never be free of myself again. – Annie Dillard
  6. If it's supposed to be a really passionate snog, you slip the tongue in. – Jennifer Ellison
  7. You know, all writers are vampires and they'll look around and they watch you when you're not even thinking they're watching you and they'll slip stuff in. – James Gandolfini
  8. I lead two totally separate lives. There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode. – Martin Gore
  9. They have learned that resistance is actually possible. The holds are beginning to slip away. – George Jackson
  10. The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. – William James
  11. I never take anything for granted. I may slip any minute. – Eartha Kitt
  12. People watch me, waiting for me to slip up, so my privacy has gone- but that's a price you pay. – Samantha Mumba
  13. Either you let your life slip away by not doing the things you want to do, or you get up and do them. – Roger von Oech

Usage examples for slip

  1. I had just time to slip through the door and close it before his eyes were fairly open, and his senses his own again. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  2. But the slip of paper with the address- have I got the address? – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  3. Later on I shall slip down here again to see if things are safe, and then we can make a run for our boat. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  4. Fifth row:- Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 1; repeat. – Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee
  5. We can easily let our courage and our confidence slip if we will. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  6. But I were in front of him at the door, and to slip out so was against all orders. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  7. At any noise they would slip silently back. – The Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  8. You've given your friends the slip – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  9. 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
  10. He would slip off as soon as he had a chance, and leave a note for her. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  11. That would be easy; you a slip of a boy, and me a man." – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  12. Ormsby took the slip between his fingers. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  13. You might give me the slip again. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  14. Think it over, Mr. Pownceby, while I lock this door and slip the key into my pocket." – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. And one by one we slip away, no wiser than before. – Autumn by Robert Nathan
  16. We landed at the Governor's slip it being then near night. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  17. " I am going to give you a slip said Miguel. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  18. She's given us the slip for the moment! – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  19. I think we'd better slip out and find them. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  20. Only ten minutes to slip them and land me at Fisherman's Wharf. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry

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