Meaning of SLIP in English


I. verb (~ped; ~ping) Etymology: Middle English ~pen, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; akin to Middle High German ~fen to slide, Old High German slīfan to smooth, and perhaps to Greek olibros ~pery Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to move with a smooth sliding motion, to move quietly and cautiously ; steal , elapse , pass , 2. a. to escape from memory or consciousness, to become uttered through inadvertence, to pass quickly or easily away ; become lost , to fall into error or fault ; lapse , 4. to slide out of place or away from a support or one's grasp, to slide on or down a ~pery surface , to flow smoothly, to get speedily into or out of clothing , to fall off from a standard or accustomed level by degrees ; decline , side~ , transitive verb to cause to move easily and smoothly ; slide , 2. to get away from ; elude , evade , to free oneself from , to escape from (one's memory or notice) , shed , cast , to put on (a garment) quickly, 5. to let loose from a restraining leash or grasp, to cause to ~ open ; release , undo , to let go of, to disengage from (an anchor) instead of hauling, 6. to insert, place, or pass quietly or secretly, to give or pay on the sly, slink , abort , dislocate , to transfer (a stitch) from one needle to another without working a stitch, to avoid (a punch) by moving the body or head quickly to one side, II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a sloping ramp extending out into the water to serve as a place for landing or repairing ships, a ship's or boat's berth between two piers, the act or an instance of departing secretly or hurriedly , 3. a mistake in judgment, policy, or procedure, an unintentional and trivial mistake or fault ; lapse , a leash so made that it can be quickly ~ped, 5. the act or an instance of ~ping down or out of a place , a movement dislocating parts (as of a rock or soil mass), a fall from some level or standard ; decline , 6. an undergarment made in dress length and usually having shoulder straps, a case into which something is ~ped, a disposition or tendency to ~ easily, the action of side~ping ; an instance of side~ping, see: error III. noun Etymology: Middle English ~pe, probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, split, slit, flap Date: 15th century 1. a small shoot or twig cut for planting or grafting ; scion , descendant , offspring , 2. a long narrow strip of material, a small piece of paper, a young and slender person , a long seat or narrow pew, IV. transitive verb (~ped; ~ping) Date: 1530 to take cuttings from (a plant) ; divide into ~s , V. noun see: sleeve Date: 1640 a mixture of finely divided clay and water used especially by potters (as for casting or decorating wares or in cementing separately formed parts)

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