[ US /ˈsɫɪp/ ]
[ UK /slˈɪp/ ]
  1. a place where a craft can be made fast
  2. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  3. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
  4. a slippery smoothness
    he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  5. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
  6. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  7. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
    the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase
  8. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  9. an unexpected slide
  10. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
  11. a socially awkward or tactless act
  12. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
  13. a small sheet of paper
    a receipt slip
    a withdrawal slip
  14. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
    the jolt caused many slips and a few spills
    he blamed his slip on the ice
  15. a young and slender person
    he's a mere slip of a lad
  1. move smoothly and easily
    water slipped from the polished marble
    the bolt slipped into place
  2. pass on stealthily
    He slipped me the key when nobody was looking
  3. cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
    he slipped the bolt into place
  4. move easily
    slip into something comfortable
  5. to make a mistake or be incorrect
  6. move stealthily
    The ship slipped away in the darkness
  7. pass out of one's memory
  8. get worse
    My grades are slipping
  9. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
    He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
  10. move out of position
    the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically
    dislocate joints
  11. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    the wheels skidded against the sidewalk
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How To Use slip In A Sentence

  • In this edition, such mistakes are corrected, and the original errata slips are also published.
  • 'When I was a little girl I used to slip away from my nurse, climb to the top of my uncle's keep and sit in the crenel spaces. The Falcons of Montabard
  • Gwenhidwy likes to drink a lot, grain alcohol mostly, mixed in great strange mad-scientist concoctions with beef tea, grenadine, cough syrup, bitter belch-gathering infusions of blue scullcap, valerian root, motherwort and lady's-slipper, whatever's to hand really. Gravity's Rainbow
  • It was a homey room, though a little too flowery for me, with prints of cabbage-size roses on the slipcovers and curtains. Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear
  • With a full tank of fuel, the weight bias shifts rearwards slightly, which helps traction, as does the standard limited slip differential.
  • Tough, stylish, and super comfy, this leather slip-on is the perfect after-sport snowshoe.
  • He never complained, except when he occasionally slipped on muddy cobblestones.
  • The side of Kilauea is constantly moving, generally slipping seaward at a rate of about 3 inches a year.
  • My knife slips off the screw and with a grating screech marks the white surface of the machine.
  • His foot slipped and he grasped at a piece of jutting tile and dragged himself back to safety.
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