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Slip

Definition

[n] the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
[n] a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
[n] a socially awkward or tactless act
[n] a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
[n] an unexpected slide
[n] bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
[n] a woman's sleeveless undergarment
[n] a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"
[n] artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
[n] a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
[n] an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
[n] a place where a craft can be made fast
[n] a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
[n] a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
[n] potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
[v] insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
[v] get worse; "My grades are slipping"
[v] move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
[v] pass out of one's memory
[v] to make a mistake or be incorrect
[v] move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
[v] move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
[v] move smoothly and easily
[v] pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

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