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slip  

[1]  
      vb   , slips, slipping, slipped  
1    to move or cause to move smoothly and easily  
2    tr   to place, insert, or convey quickly or stealthily  
3    tr   to put on or take off easily or quickly  
to slip on a sweater     
4    intr   to lose balance and slide unexpectedly  
he slipped on the ice     
5    to let loose or be let loose  
6    to be released from (something); escape  
7    tr   to let go (mooring or anchor lines) over the side  
8    when intr, often foll by: from or out of   to pass out of (the mind or memory)  
9    tr   to overlook, neglect, or miss  
to slip an opportunity     
10    intr   to move or pass swiftly or unperceived  
to slip quietly out of the room     
11    intr; sometimes foll by: up   to make a mistake  
12      (Also)    sideslip   to cause (an aircraft) to slide sideways or (of an aircraft) to slide sideways  
13    intr   to decline in health, mental ability, etc.  
14    intr   (of an intervertebral disc) to become displaced from the normal position  
15    tr   to dislocate (a bone)  
16    (of animals) to give birth to (offspring) prematurely  
17    tr   to pass (a stitch) from one needle to another without knitting it  
18   
a    tr   to operate (the clutch of a motor vehicle) so that it partially disengages  
b    intr   (of the clutch of a motor vehicle) to fail to engage, esp. as a result of wear  
19    let slip  
a    to allow to escape  
b    to say unintentionally  
20    slip one over on  
Slang   to hoodwink or trick  
      n  
21    the act or an instance of slipping  
22    a mistake or oversight  
a slip of the pen     
23    a moral lapse or failing  
24    a woman's sleeveless undergarment, worn as a lining for and to give support to a dress  
25      (U.S. and Canadian)   a narrow space between two piers in which vessels may dock  
26       See       slipway  
27    a kind of dog lead that allows for the quick release of the dog  
28    a small block of hard steel of known thickness used for measurement, usually forming one of a set  
29    the ratio between output speed and input speed of a transmission device when subtracted from unity, esp. of a drive belt or clutch that is not transmitting full power  
30      (Cricket)  
a    the position of the fielder who stands a little way behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper  
b    the fielder himself  
31    the relative movement of rocks along a fault plane  
32    a landslide, esp. one blocking a road or railway line  
33      (Metallurgy, crystallog)   the deformation of a metallic crystal caused when one part glides over another part along a plane  
34    the deviation of a propeller from its helical path through a fluid, expressed as the difference between its actual forward motion and its theoretical forward motion in one revolution  
35       another name for       sideslip       1  
36    give someone the slip   to elude or escape from someone,   (See also)        slip up  
     (C13: from Middle Low German or Dutch slippen)  
  slipless      adj  
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slip   [2]  
      n  
1    a narrow piece; strip  
2    a small piece of paper  
a receipt slip     
3    a part of a plant that, when detached from the parent, will grow into a new plant; cutting; scion  
4    a young slender person  
a slip of a child     
5    Dialect   a young pig  
6      (Printing)  
a    a long galley  
b       a less common name for a       galley proof  
7      (Chiefly U.S.)   a pew or similar long narrow seat  
8    a small piece of abrasive material of tapering section used in honing  
      vb   , slips, slipping, slipped  
9    tr   to detach (portions of stem, etc.) from (a plant) for propagation  
     (C15: probably from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slippe to cut, strip)  

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slip   [3]  
      n   clay mixed with water to a creamy consistency, used for decorating or patching a ceramic piece  
     (Old English slyppe slime; related to Norwegian slipa slime on fish; see slop1)  

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slip  

[1]  
      vb  
1    glide, skate, slide, slither  
2    fall, lose one's balance, miss or lose one's footing, skid, trip (over)  
3    conceal, creep, hide, insinuate oneself, sneak, steal  
4      (sometimes with)       up   blunder, boob     (Brit. slang)   drop a brick or clanger     (informal)   err, go wrong, make a mistake, miscalculate, misjudge, mistake  
5    break away from, break free from, disappear, escape, get away, get clear of, take French leave  
6    let slip      blurt out, come out with     (informal)   disclose, divulge, give away, leak, let out     (informal)   let the cat out of the bag, reveal  
      n  
7    bloomer     (Brit. informal)   blunder, boob     (Brit. slang)   error, failure, fault, faux pas, imprudence, indiscretion, lapse, mistake, omission, oversight, slip of the tongue, slip-up     (informal)  
8    give (someone) the slip      dodge, elude, escape from, evade, get away from, lose (someone), outwit, shake (someone) off  

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slip   [2]  
      n  
1    piece, sliver, strip  
2    cutting, offshoot, runner, scion, shoot, sprig, sprout  

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