Meaning of SLIP in English


[slip] vb slipped ; [ME slippen, fr. MD or MLG; akin to MHG slipfen to slide, OHG slifan to smooth, and perh. to Gk olibros slippery] vi (14c) 1 a: to move with a smooth sliding motion b: to move quietly and cautiously: steal c: elapse, pass

2. a (1): to escape from memory or consciousness (2): to become uttered through inadvertence b: to pass quickly or easily away: become lost "let an opportunity ~"

3: to fall into error or fault: lapse

4. a: to slide out of place or away from a support or one's grasp b: to slide on or down a slippery surface "~ on the stairs" c: to flow smoothly

5: to get speedily into or out of clothing "slipped into his coat"

6: to fall off from a standard or accustomed level by degrees: decline 7: sideslip ~ vt 1: to cause to move easily and smoothly: slide

2. a: to get away from: elude, evade "slipped his pursuers" b: to free oneself from "the dog slipped its collar" c: to escape from (one's memory or notice) "their names ~ my mind"

3: shed, cast "the snake slipped its skin"

4: to put on (a garment) quickly--usu. used with on "~ on a coat"

5. a: to let loose from a restraining leash or grasp b: to cause to slip open: release, undo "~ a lock" c: to let go of d: to disengage from (an anchor) instead of hauling

6. a: to insert, place, or pass quietly or secretly b: to give or pay on the sly 7: slink, abort 8: dislocate "slipped his shoulder" 9: to transfer (a stitch) from one needle to another without working a stitch 10: to avoid (a punch) by moving the body or head quickly to one side

[2]slip n (15c) 1 a: a sloping ramp extending out into the water to serve as a place for landing or repairing ships b: a ship's or boat's berth between two piers

2: the act or an instance of departing secretly or hurriedly "gave his pursuer the ~" 3 a: a mistake in judgment, policy, or procedure b: an unintentional and trivial mistake or fault: lapse "a ~ of the tongue"

4: a leash so made that it can be quickly slipped

5. a: the act or an instance of slipping down or out of a place "a ~ on the ice"; also: a sudden mishap b: a movement dislocating parts (as of a rock or soil mass); also: the result of such movement c: a fall from some level or standard: decline "a ~ in stock prices"

6. a: an undergarment made in dress length with shoulder straps; also: half-slip b: a case into which something is slipped; specif: pillowcase

7. a: the motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel or the blade of an oar through the water horizontally b: retrograde movement of a belt on a pulley c: the amount of leakage past the piston of a pump or the impellers of a blower 8: a disposition or tendency to slip easily 9: the action of sideslipping: an instance of sideslipping syn see error [3]slip n [ME slippe, prob. fr. MD or MLG, split, slit, flap] (15c) 1 a: a small shoot or twig cut for planting or grafting: scion b: descendant, offspring

2. a: a long narrow strip of material b: a small piece of paper

3: a young and slender person "a ~ of a girl"

4: a long seat or narrow pew [4]slip vt slipped ; (1530): to take cuttings from (a plant): divide into slips "~ a geranium" [5]slip n [ME slyp slime, fr. OE slypa slime, paste; akin to OE slupan to slip--more at sleeve] (1640): a mixture of finely divided clay and water used by potters (as for casting or decorating wares or in cementing separately formed parts)

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