Meaning of slip

Definition of slip

(noun) a socially awkward or tactless act
a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
a place where a craft can be made fast
an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"; "a withdrawal slip"
bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
(verb) move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
get worse; "My grades are slipping"
move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"
to make a mistake or be incorrect
pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
move easily; "slip into something comfortable"
cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped the bolt into place"
pass out of one's memory
move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

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