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slip    : [sl'ɪp]
Slip \Slip\, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
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2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
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This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
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3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion;
hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
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A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak.
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The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.
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4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
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Moonlit slips of silver cloud. --Tennyson.
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A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon
Sure to be rounded into beauty soon. --Longfellow.
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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.
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We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck
and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S.
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6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give
one the slip. --Shak.
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7. (Print.) 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.
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8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically:
(a) A loose garment worn by a woman.
(b) A child's pinafore.
(c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.
(d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]
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9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with
silver. [Obs.] --Shak.
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10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding
of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.
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11. 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.
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12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]
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13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon
which it is hauled for repair.
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14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between
wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]
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15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]
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16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a
door. [U. S.]
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17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
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18. (Engin.) 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.
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19. (Zool.) A fish, the sole.
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20. (Cricket) 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}.
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22. (Mach.)
(a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it
(b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of
the link relatively to the link block, due to
swinging of the link.
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23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous
speed of an induction motor.
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23. (Marine Insurance) 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
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{To give one the slip}, to slip away from one; to elude one.

{Slip dock}. See under {Dock}.

{Slip link} (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to
allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.

{Slip rope} (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured
preparatory to slipping. --Totten.

{Slip stopper} (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the
anchor suddenly.
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Slip \Slip\, v. t.
1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey
gently or secretly.
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He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
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2. To omit; to loose by negligence.
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And slip no advantage
That my secure you. --B. Jonson.
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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.
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The branches also may be slipped and planted.
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4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
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Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak.
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5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a
horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
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6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
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{To slip a cable}. (Naut.) See under {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.
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Slip \Slip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG.
slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr.
OE. slipen, AS. sl[imac]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen
to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. sl[imac]fan to slide,
glide, make smooth, Icel. sl[imac]pa to whet; cf. also AS.
sl?pan, Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G.
schliefen, schl?pfen, which seem to come from a somewhat
different root form. Cf. {Slope}, n.]
1. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding,
rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
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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.
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3. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with
out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
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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.
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Thus one tradesman slips away,
To give his partner fairer play. --Prior.
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Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away. --Dryden.
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5. To err; to fall into error or fault.
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There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not
from his heart. --Ecclus. xix.
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{To let slip}, to loose from the slip or noose, as a hound;
to allow to escape.
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Cry, "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war. --Shak.
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Pew \Pew\ (p[=u]), n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade,
balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a
parapet or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other
distinguished persons sat, Gr. po`dion, dim. of poy`s,
podo`s, foot; -- hence the Latin sense of a raised place
(orig. as a rest or support for the foot). See {Foot}, and
cf. {Podium}, {Poy}.]
1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by
low partitions, and have long seats upon which several
persons may sit; -- sometimes called {slip}. Pews were
originally made square, but are now usually long and
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2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall,
formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a
pen; a sheepfold. [Obs.] --Pepys. --Milton.
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{Pew opener}, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens.
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n 1: a socially awkward or tactless act [synonym: {faux pas},
{gaffe}, {solecism}, {slip}, {gaucherie}]
2: a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or
writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [synonym:
{slip}, {slip-up}, {miscue}, {parapraxis}]
3: potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or
decorating ceramics
4: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant
to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [synonym:
{cutting}, {slip}]
5: a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
6: a place where a craft can be made fast [synonym: {mooring},
{moorage}, {berth}, {slip}]
7: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he
blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and
a few spills" [synonym: {slip}, {trip}]
8: a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the
tiller" [synonym: {slickness}, {slick}, {slipperiness}, {slip}]
9: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material [synonym:
{strip}, {slip}]
10: a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip" [synonym: {slip}, {slip
of paper}]
11: a woman's sleeveless undergarment [synonym: {chemise}, {shimmy},
{shift}, {slip}, {teddy}]
12: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar
carried his loot in a pillowcase" [synonym: {case},
{pillowcase}, {slip}, {pillow slip}]
13: an unexpected slide [synonym: {skid}, {slip}, {sideslip}]
14: a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air [synonym:
{slip}, {sideslip}]
15: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [synonym:
{slip}, {elusion}, {eluding}]
v 1: move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
[synonym: {steal}, {slip}]
2: insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped
some money into the waiter's hand"
3: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled
manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [synonym:
{skid}, {slip}, {slue}, {slew}, {slide}]
4: get worse; "My grades are slipping" [synonym: {slip}, {drop off},
{drop away}, {fall away}]
5: move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place";
"water slipped from the polished marble"
6: to make a mistake or be incorrect [synonym: {err}, {mistake},
7: pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was
looking" [synonym: {slip}, {sneak}]
8: move easily; "slip into something comfortable"
9: cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped
the bolt into place"
10: pass out of one's memory [synonym: {slip}, {slip one's mind}]
11: move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial
hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically" [synonym:
{dislocate}, {luxate}, {splay}, {slip}]

668 Moby Thesaurus words for "slip":
Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accord, adhesive tape, administer,
adolescent, advance, afford, afghan, allot, allow, amplitude,
anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground, atrocity, avalanche,
avoidance, avoiding reaction, award, babe, baby, backslide,
bad job, balk, band, bandage, bantam, banty, basin, batten,
be all thumbs, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet,
bedspread, belt, berth, bestow, bestow on, bevue, bine, blab,
blanket, bloomer, blooper, blue, blueprint, blunder, blunder away,
blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, blurt out, bobble, boggle,
bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, boob, botch, bough, branch,
branchedness, branchiness, breach, break away, breakout,
breakwater, broad, buck-passing, buffalo robe, bulkhead, bull,
bulletin board, bumble, bungle, burgeon, butcher, button, camber,
card, case, catalog card, cellophane tape, chick, china clay,
china stone, chit, circumvention, clay, cloth tape, clothes,
clumsy performance, coast, cold-type proof, colleen, color proof,
come down, come out with, comfort, comforter, commit a gaffe,
communicate, computer proof, confer, continue, contour sheet,
counterpane, cover, coverlet, coverlid, crash, creep, crime,
crime against humanity, cutie, cutting, dame, damoiselle, damsel,
deadly sin, deadwood, deal, deal out, decline, defense mechanism,
degenerate, delinquency, demoiselle, dereliction, deteriorate,
deviate, die, diminutive, dip, disappear, disc, disclose, dish out,
dispense, divulge, dock, dockage, dockyard, document, dodge, dole,
dole out, doll, donate, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn,
drift, drop, drop off, dry dock, duck, ebb, eiderdown, elapse,
elusion, elusiveness, embankment, endure, enormity, enter,
equivocation, erode, err, error, escape, etourderie, evasion,
evasive action, evasiveness, evil, expire, expose, extend,
exuviate, fade, fail, failure, fall, fall away, fall into error,
fall off, falloff, false move, false step, fascia, fault, faux pas,
featherweight, felony, file, filing card, fillet, filly, film,
fingerling, fireclay, fitted sheet, flagellum, fledgling, flight,
flight path, flit, float, flounder, flow, flow on, flub, fluff,
flux, fly, foiling, foot, foozle, forbearance, forestalling,
forestallment, fork, fork out, founder, foundry proof, frail,
friction tape, frond, frustration, fumble, gal, galley,
galley proof, gaucherie, genocide, get away, get in, getaway,
getting around, getting round, ghost, gift, gift with, girdle,
girl, girlie, give, give freely, give out, glaze, glide, glissade,
glissando, go amiss, go astray, go awry, go by, go down,
go downhill, go off, go on, go to pot, go under, go wrong, goof,
grant, groin, gruel, guilty act, gumbo, gumshoe, hand out, harbor,
harborage, hash, have a comedown, haven, heap, heavy sin, heifer,
help to, hit a slump, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, hook,
hopeful, hoyden, ice-skate, impart, impropriety, inadvertence,
inadvertency, index card, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infant,
iniquity, injury, injustice, issue, jetty, jeune fille, jill, jink,
junior, junior miss, jutty, juvenal, juvenile, kaolin, lam,
landing, landing place, landing stage, landslide, landslip,
lap robe, lapse, lapsus calami, lapsus linguae, lass, lassie, last,
lath, lavish, leak, leave, let have, let out, let slip, levee,
library catalog, lightweight, ligula, ligule, limb, linen, list,
little missy, loose thread, lose, lumber, lurk, mademoiselle,
magnetic tape, maid, maiden, make a mistake, malefaction,
malfeasance, malum, mar, marina, masking tape, mere shadow, mess,
mete, mete out, microcard, microdot, microfiche, microfilm, mini,
minikin, minnow, minny, minor, minor wrong, mire, miscalculate,
miscue, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, miss, miss the mark,
misstep, missy, mistake, mole, molt, mooring, mooring buoy,
moorings, mortal sin, motion-picture film, mouse, muck, mud,
muddle, mudhook, muff, murder, near-miss, neutrality, nonfeasance,
nonintervention, noninvolvement, nose-dive, note, nubbin, nymphet,
off day, offense, offer, offshoot, omission, ooze, outguessing,
outmaneuvering, outrage, outwitting, oversight, page proof, paper,
pass, pass by, passing the buck, patchwork quilt, peccadillo,
peccancy, peewee, permission, permit, petuntse, phonograph record,
piece, pier, pillow slip, pillowcase, plank, plastic tape,
plate proof, platter, play havoc with, plow the deep, plummet,
pony, porcelain clay, port, pour, present, press on, press proof,
prevention, proceed, proffer, progressive proof, proof,
proof sheet, protected anchorage, pubescent, pull, pussyfoot,
put in, quay, quilt, rail, rain, rake, ramage, ramification,
reach the depths, refractory clay, refraining, render, repro proof,
reveal, revise, ribband, ribbon, ride, ride the sea, road, roads,
roadstead, robe, roll on, roller-skate, romp, rug, run, run down,
run its course, run on, run out, runner, runt, sad work, sag, sail,
sapling, sarment, scape, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, scion,
scoreboard, scorecard, scoresheet, scrap, screw up, scud, seaport,
seawall, seedling, serve, set, shadow, shaving, sheet, sheeting,
shell out, shipyard, shirk, shoot, shower, shred, shrimp, shunning,
shunting off, shy, sideslip, sidestep, sidetracking, sin,
sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, sink, skate,
skateboard, skeleton, ski, skid, skim, skin effect, skin friction,
skirt, skulk, slat, sled, sleigh, slick, slidder, slide,
slide down, slime, slink, slip in, slip up, slippage, slipup,
slither, sliver, slob, slop, slosh, slough, sludge, slump, slur,
slush, small fry, snake, sneak in, snip, snippet, snow, snowslide,
snowslip, soften, soup, spear, spill, spline, splinter, spoil,
spray, spread, sprig, sprit, sprout, squash, stagger, steal,
stolon, stone proof, strake, strap, stray, streak, strip,
stripling, strop, stumble, subdeb, subdebutante, subside,
subsidence, subteen, subteener, sucker, sweep, swill, switch,
taenia, tape, tape measure, tapeline, teenager, teener,
teenybopper, tender, tendril, thallus, the runaround, the slip,
throw off, thwarting, ticker tape, tit, toboggan, tomato, tomboy,
topple, tort, touch bottom, transgression, trespass,
trial impression, trip, tumble, twig, unutterable sin, vandyke,
vanish, vein, venial sin, videotape, virgin, walk the waters,
wander, wane, wart, wench, wharf, wisp, wrong, wrong step, yield,
young creature, young hopeful, young person, young thing, younger,
youngest, youngling, youngster, youth, zigzag

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