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slip 1

 (slĭp)
v. slipped, slip·ping, slips
v.intr.
1.
a. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly: slipped into bed.
b. To move stealthily; steal: slipped out the back door.
2.
a. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint: slipped out of the wrestler's hold.
b. To put on or remove a piece of clothing smoothly or quietly: slipped into a nightgown; slipped out of the shirt.
3.
a. To slide involuntarily and lose one's balance or foothold. See Synonyms at slide.
b. To move accidentally out of place or fail to gain traction: The gear slipped.
4.
a. To pass gradually, easily, or imperceptibly into a different state: He slipped into a coma.
b. To decline from a former or standard level; fall off: The senator's popularity has slipped.
c. To elapse, especially quickly or without notice: The days slipped by.
5. To fall into fault or error. Often used with up.
v.tr.
1.
a. To place or insert smoothly and quietly: She slipped the letter into her pocket.
b. To insert (a remark, for example) unobtrusively: managed to slip his criticisms in before the end of the meeting.
2. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly: slip on a sweater; slipped off her shoes.
3.
a. To get loose or free from; elude: slipped his pursuers.
b. To fail to be remembered by: Her name slips my memory.
4.
a. To release, loose, or unfasten: slip a knot.
b. To unleash or free (a dog or hawk) to pursue game.
5. To give birth to prematurely. Used of animals.
6. To dislocate (a bone).
7. To pass (a knitting stitch) from one needle to another without knitting it.
n.
1. The act or an instance of slipping or sliding.
2. An accident or mishap, especially resulting in a fall.
3.
a. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
b. A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing: a slip of the tongue.
4. Nautical
a. A docking place for a ship between two piers.
b. A slipway.
5. Nautical The difference between a vessel's actual speed through water and the speed at which the vessel would move if the screw were propelling against a solid.
6.
a. A woman's undergarment of dress length with shoulder straps.
b. A half-slip.
7. A pillowcase.
8. Geology
a. A smooth crack at which rock strata have moved on each other.
b. A small fault.
c. The relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault.
9. The difference between optimal and actual output in a mechanical device.
10. Movement between two parts where none should exist, as between a pulley and a belt.
11. A sideways movement of an airplane when banked too far.
Phrasal Verb:
slip away
1. To depart without being noticed: We slipped away before the presentation was over.
2. To die gradually or peacefully.
3. To disappear or become unavailable: Don't let the opportunity slip away.
Idioms:
give (someone) the slip Slang
To escape the pursuit of.
let slip
To say inadvertently.
slip one over on Informal
To hoodwink; trick.

[Middle English slippen, probably of Middle Low German or Middle Dutch origin; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

slip 2

 (slĭp)
n.
1. A part of a plant cut or broken off for grafting or planting; a scion or cutting.
2. A long narrow piece; a strip.
3. A slender youthful person: a slip of a child.
4. A small piece of paper, especially a small form, document, or receipt: a deposit slip.
5. A narrow pew in a church.
tr.v. slipped, slip·ping, slips
To make a slip from (a plant or plant part).

[Probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch slippe.]

slip 3

 (slĭp)
n.
Thinned potter's clay used for decorating or coating ceramics.

[Middle English, slime, from Old English slypa; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

SLIP

 (slĭp)
abbr.
Serial Line Internet Protocol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slipping - moving as on a slippery surface; "his slipping and slithering progress over the ice"
slippery, slippy - causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"
Translations

slipping

n. el acto de resbalar.
References in classic literature ?
Under these we were obliged to crawl on our hands and feet, sliding along the oozy surface of the rocks, or slipping into the deep pools, and with scarce light enough to guide us.
The Ghost was slipping through the water at no more than three miles an hour, and the sea was fairly calm.
There warn't nobody stirring anywhere, and the boat was slipping along, swift and steady, through the big water in the smoky moonlight.
Before I could think of slipping back to the library (in which I was supposed to be waiting), the active young footman was in the hall, answering the door.
In his senseless school-boy happiness he pictured Madame Olenska's descent from the train, his discovery of her a long way off, among the throngs of meaningless faces, her clinging to his arm as he guided her to the carriage, their slow approach to the wharf among slipping horses, laden carts, vociferating teamsters, and then the startling quiet of the ferry-boat, where they would sit side by side under the snow, in the motionless carriage, while the earth seemed to glide away under them, rolling to the other side of the sun.
They had not yet seen me, and so I lost no time in slipping into the first intersecting corridor that I could find.