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Definitions of slip:

part of speech: verb transitive

To put on or off with ease, as a ring; to let loose, as hounds.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To slide or glide along: to move out of place: to escape: to err: to slink: to enter by oversight.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb intransitive

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.

part of speech: verb

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.

part of speech: verb transitive

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.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: present participle


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