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Definition 1: a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) a maneuver executed by an aircraft

Definition 2: a socially awkward or tactless act - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) an embarrassing mistake

Definition 3: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

Definition 4: an unexpected slide - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

"his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill" "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"

Definition 5: a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

(... is a kind of slip ) a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals

Definition 6: a woman's sleeveless undergarment - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) a garment worn under other garments

(slip is a part of ...) a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

Definition 7: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)

Definition 8: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of slip ) a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening

"he used a piece of tape for a belt" "he wrapped a tape around the package"

(... is a kind of slip ) a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it

"pull the tab to open the can" "files with a red tab will be stored separately" "the collar has a tab with a button hole" "the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs"

(... is a kind of slip ) a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)

(... is a kind of slip ) an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or floor as guide for the even application of plaster or concrete

(... is a kind of slip ) a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter

(... is a kind of slip ) a nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window (or the panels of a screen)

(... is a kind of slip ) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

(... is a kind of slip ) one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind

(... is a kind of slip ) a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together

(... is a kind of slip ) a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration

(... is a kind of slip ) a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

(... is a kind of slip ) a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

(... is a kind of slip ) a narrow strip of material to cover the joint of a door or window to exclude the cold

Definition 9: a small sheet of paper - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a receipt slip
  • a withdrawal slip

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) paper used for writing or printing

Definition 10: a slippery smoothness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could feel the slickness of the tiller

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch

"admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs" "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"

Definition 11: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall - [noun denoting event]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he blamed his slip on the ice
  • the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) an instance of misfortune

(... is a kind of slip ) a sudden drop from an upright position

"he had a nasty spill on the ice"

Definition 12: a place where a craft can be made fast - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) place for vessels to anchor

Definition 13: a young and slender person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's a mere slip of a lad

(slip is a kind of ...) a young person (especially a young man or boy)

Definition 14: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

(... is a kind of slip ) cuttings of plants set in the ground to grow as hawthorn for hedges or vines

"a quickset of a vine planted in a vineyard"

Definition 15: potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics - [noun denoting substance]

(slip is a kind of ...) clay that does not contain any iron; used in making pottery or for modeling

Definition 16: get worse - [verb of change]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My grades are slipping

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of slip ) drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

Definition 17: move out of position - [verb of change]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dislocate joints
  • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 18: insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly - [verb of change]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slipped some money into the waiter's hand

(slip is a kind of ...) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

Definition 19: to make a mistake or be incorrect - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of slip ) remember incorrectly

"I misremembered the date"

(... is a kind of slip ) make an error

"She slipped up and revealed the name"

(... is a kind of slip ) judge incorrectly

(... is a kind of slip ) be deceived, duped, or entrapped by

"He fell for her charms" "He fell for the con man's story"

Definition 20: pass out of one's memory - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) be unable to remember

"I'm drawing a blank" "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"

Definition 21: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner - [verb of motion]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of slip ) move forward or under in a sliding motion

"The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"

(... is a kind of slip ) slide without control

"the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"

(... is a kind of slip ) slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis

Definition 22: move stealthily - [verb of motion]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship slipped away in the darkness

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 23: move easily - [verb of motion]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slip into something comfortable

(slip is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 24: move smoothly and easily - [verb of motion]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bolt slipped into place
  • water slipped from the polished marble

(slip is a kind of ...) run away from confinement

"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

Definition 25: cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion - [verb of motion]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he slipped the bolt into place

(slip is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(slip causes ...) move smoothly and easily

"the bolt slipped into place" "water slipped from the polished marble"

Definition 26: pass on stealthily - [verb of possession]

Samples where slip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

Synonyms for slip in the sense of this definition

(slip is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

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