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slip

noun

1 slip

A socially awkward or tactless act.

synonyms: faux pas, gaffe, gaucherie, solecism.

Roget 947: guilt, guiltiness; culpability; criminality, criminousness; deviation from rectitude etc. (improbity) 940; sinfulness etc. (vice) 945.    ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Roget 691: workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business; manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory; cabinet, studio; office, branch office bureau, ... show more

Roget 32: smallness etc. adj.; littleness etc. (small size) 193; tenuity; paucity; fewness etc. (small number) 103; meanness, ... show more

Dutch: blunder, flater, taalfout, vergissing
Polish: niezręczność, niedelikatność, nietakt, uchybienie, gafa



2 slip

A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc..

synonyms: miscue, parapraxis, slip-up.

Dutch: misgreep

3 slip

Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics.

Polish: angoba, pobiałka

4 slip

A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.

synonym: cutting.

Dutch: plantenstek, plantestek, stek, stekkie, veer
Polish: odkład

5 slip

A young and slender person.

6 slip

A place where a craft can be made fast.

synonyms: berth, moorage, mooring.

Dutch: aanlegplaats, ankerplaats, ligplaats
Polish: cumowisko

7 slip

An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall:
— He blamed his slip on the ice.
— The jolt caused many slips and a few spills.

synonym: trip.

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

8 slip

A slippery smoothness.

synonyms: slick, slickness, slipperiness.

Dutch: gladdigheid, gladheid, slibberigheid
Polish: śliskość

9 slip

Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material.

synonym: strip.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 203: narrowness etc. adj.; closeness, exility; exiguity etc. (little) 193.    line; hair's breadth, finger's breadth; strip, streak, ... show more

Dutch: reep
Polish: pasek

10 slip

A small sheet of paper:
— A receipt slip.
— A withdrawal slip.

synonym: slip of paper.

11 slip

A woman's sleeveless undergarment.

synonyms: chemise, shift, shimmy, teddy.

Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; ... show more

Polish: halka

12 slip

Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow.

synonyms: case, pillow slip, pillowcase.

Dutch: kussensloop

13 slip

An unexpected slide.

synonyms: sideslip, skid.

14 slip

A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air.

synonym: sideslip.

Polish: ślizg

15 slip

The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning).

synonyms: eluding, elusion.

verb

1 slip

Move stealthily:
— The ship slipped away in the darkness.

synonym: steal.

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... show more

2 slip

Insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly.

3 slip

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner.

synonyms: skid, slew, slide, slue.

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Roget 109: elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, ... show more

Dutch: verschuiven

4 slip

Get worse:
— My grades are slipping.

synonyms: drop away, drop off, fall away.

Dutch: wegvallen

5 slip

Move smoothly and easily.

6 slip

To make a mistake or be incorrect.

synonyms: err, mistake.

Roget 945: be vicious etc. adj.; sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress; misdemean oneself, forget oneself, misconduct oneself; misdo, misbehave; fall, ... show more

Dutch: dwalen, een fout maken, fout, in de fout gaan, maken, vergissen, vergissing, zich vergissen

7 slip

Pass on stealthily:
— He slipped me the key when nobody was looking.

synonym: sneak.

8 slip

Move easily.

9 slip

Cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion.

10 slip

Pass out of one's memory.

synonym: slip one's mind.

Dutch: ontschieten

11 slip

Move out of position.

synonyms: dislocate, luxate, splay.


Moby thesaurus: Mystik tape, Scotch tape, accord, adhesive tape, administer, adolescent, advance, afford, afghan, allot, allow, amplitude, anchor, anchorage, anchorage ground, atrocity, avalanche, avoidance, avoiding reaction, award ... show more.

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