Definitions for slip

Definitions for (noun) slip

Main entry: eluding, elusion, slip

Definition: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

Main entry: miscue, parapraxis, slip, slip-up

Definition: a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

Main entry: gaffe, gaucherie, faux pas, solecism, slip

Definition: a socially awkward or tactless act

Main entry: slip, sideslip

Definition: a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air

Main entry: skid, slip, sideslip

Definition: an unexpected slide

Main entry: case, pillow slip, pillowcase, slip

Definition: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

Usage: the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Main entry: shift, shimmy, slip, chemise, teddy

Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment

Main entry: slip, slip of paper

Definition: a small sheet of paper

Usage: a receipt slip

Main entry: strip, slip

Definition: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Main entry: slick, slickness, slip, slipperiness

Definition: a slippery smoothness

Usage: he could feel the slickness of the tiller

Main entry: slip, trip

Definition: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

Usage: he blamed his slip on the ice; the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

Main entry: berth, moorage, mooring, slip

Definition: a place where a craft can be made fast

Main entry: slip

Definition: a young and slender person

Usage: he's a mere slip of a lad

Main entry: slip, cutting

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

Main entry: slip

Definition: potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics

Definitions for (verb) slip

Main entry: slip

Definition: insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly

Usage: He slipped some money into the waiter's hand

Main entry: drop away, drop off, fall away, slip

Definition: get worse

Usage: My grades are slipping

Main entry: splay, slip, luxate, dislocate

Definition: move out of position

Usage: dislocate joints; the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

Main entry: slip, slip one's mind

Definition: pass out of one's memory

Main entry: mistake, err, slip

Definition: to make a mistake or be incorrect

Main entry: skid, slew, slide, slip, slue

Definition: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

Usage: the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Main entry: slip, steal

Definition: move stealthily

Usage: The ship slipped away in the darkness

Main entry: slip

Definition: move smoothly and easily

Usage: the bolt slipped into place; water slipped from the polished marble

Main entry: slip

Definition: cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion

Usage: he slipped the bolt into place

Main entry: slip

Definition: move easily

Usage: slip into something comfortable

Main entry: slip, sneak

Definition: pass on stealthily

Usage: He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

Visual thesaurus for slip