v. slipped, slip•ping, n.
1) to move or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide
2) to slide suddenly and accidentally:
He slipped on the icy ground. The cup slipped from her hand[/ex]
3) to pass without having been acted upon or used, as an opportunity
4) cvb to elapse or pass quickly or imperceptibly (often fol. by away or by):
The years slipped by[/ex]
5) to become involved or absorbed easily:
to slip into a new way of life[/ex]
6) to move or go quietly or unobtrusively:
to slip out of a room[/ex]
7) to put on or take off a garment easily or quickly
8) to make a mistake or error (often fol. by up)
9) to decline; deteriorate:
His work slipped last year[/ex]
10) to be said or revealed inadvertently (often fol. by out):
The words just slipped out[/ex]
11) aer. (of an aircraft when excessively banked) to slide sideways, toward the center of the curve described in turning
Compare skid 12)
12) to cause to move, pass, go, etc., with a smooth or sliding motion
13) to put, pass, insert, etc., quickly or stealthily:
to slip a letter into a person's hand[/ex]
14) to put on or take off (a garment) easily or quickly:
to slip a robe on[/ex]
15) to let or make (something) slide out of a fastening, hold, etc.:
I slipped the lock, and the door opened[/ex]
16) to release from a leash, harness, etc., as a hound or a hawk
17) to get away or free oneself from; escape (a pursuer, restraint, etc.):
The cow slipped its halter[/ex]
18) to untie or undo (a knot)
19) naut. navig. to let go entirely, as an anchor cable or an anchor
20) to pass from or escape (one's memory, attention, etc.)
21) to put out of joint or position:
I slipped a disk in my back[/ex]
22) to shed or cast, as a skin
23) an act or instance of slipping
24) a sudden, accidental slide
25) a mistake or blunder, as in speaking or writing, esp. a small, careless one
26) an error in conduct; indiscretion
27) a decline or fall in quantity, quality, extent, etc.:
a slip in prices[/ex]
28) clo
a) a woman's undergarment, usu. having shoulder straps and extending down to the hemline of the outer dress
b) an underskirt, as a half-slip or petticoat
29) clo a pillowcase
30) naut. navig. an inclined plane, sloping to the water, on which vessels are built or repaired
31) naut. navig. a space between two wharves or in a dock for vessels to lie in
32) mac unintended movement or play between mechanical parts or the like
33) spo Cricket.
a) the position of a fielder who stands behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper
b) the fielder playing this position
34) gel Geol.
a) the relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault, measured along the fault plane
b) a small fault
35) mel plastic deformation, by shear, of a metallic crystal
Etymology: 1250–1300; (v.) ME slippen < MD slippen, c. OHG slipfen; (n.) late ME slippe, der. of or akin to the v. syn: See mistake II
[[t]slɪp[/t]] n. v. slipped, slip•ping
1) a small paper form on which information is noted:
a bank withdrawal slip; a correction slip[/ex]
2) bot a piece suitable for propagation cut from a plant; scion or cutting
3) any long, narrow piece or strip, as of wood, paper, or land
4) a young person, esp. one of slender form:
a mere slip of a girl[/ex]
5) fur a long seat or narrow pew in a church
6) to take slips or cuttings from (a plant)
7) to take (a part), as a slip from a plant
Etymology: 1400–50; late ME slippe < MD slippe flap (of a piece of clothing) III
[[t]slɪp[/t]] n.
cer a creamy clay solution used for coating or decorating ceramic biscuit
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME slyppe, OE slype semiliquid mass

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