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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Slip'

Slip Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    slip n
  1. a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, gaucherie]
  2. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [syn: 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 [syn: cutting]
  5. a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
  6. a place where a craft can be made fast [syn: mooring, moorage, berth]
  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" [syn: trip]
  8. a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller" [syn: slickness, slick, slipperiness]
  9. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material [syn: strip]
  10. a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip" [syn: slip of paper}] 1
  11. a woman's sleeveless undergarment [syn: chemise, shimmy, shift, teddies, teddy] 1
  12. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" [syn: case, pillowcase, pillow slip] 1
  13. an unexpected slide [syn: skid, sideslip] 1
  14. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air [syn: sideslip] 1
  15. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn: elusion,

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Slip'


  • Slip: Slip or SLIP may refer to: In science and technology : Slip (ceramics), an aqueous suspension of minerals, and frequently deflocculant . ...
  • Slip (cricket): In the sport of cricket , a slip fielder (collectively, a slip cordon or the slips) is placed behind the batsman on the off side of the ...
  • Slipway: A slipway, boat slip or just a slip, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water. They are used ...
  • Slip (ceramics): A slip is a suspension in water of clay and/or other materials used in the production of ceramic ware Deflocculant , such as sodium ...
  • Slip (aerodynamic): A slip is an aerodynamic state where an aircraft is moving somewhat sideways as well as forward relative to the oncoming airflow. ...
  • Slip (clothing): A slip is a woman 's undergarment worn beneath a dress or skirt to help it hang smoothly and to prevent chafing of the skin from coarse ...
  • Ferry slip: A ferry slip is a specialized docking facility that receives a ferry boat or train ferry . A similar structure called a barge slip ...

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'Slip' in famous quotation sentence


* Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. - Mark Twain

* You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. - James Barrie

* Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war. - William Shakespeare


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Slip Sample Sentences in News


  • White Sox slip past Red Sox on error in 9th
    White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th Read more on this news related to 'Slip'
  • Man City stay ready to pounce if Liverpool slip up
    Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Manchester City know they must keep themselves in a position to pounce if Premier League title favourites Liverpool slip up when they play the first of their two games in hand against bottom club Sunderland on Wednesday night. Liverpool's 3-2 victory at Anfield on Sunday allowed the Reds to stay clear at the top of the table Read more on this news related to 'Slip'
  • Wenger hoping for Everton slip-up
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is hoping for an Everton slip-up in the race for a Champions League spot, but Toffees boss Roberto Martinez believes there is no pressure on his side. Read more on this news related to 'Slip'

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