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1 slip /ˈslɪp/ verb
slips; slipped; slipping
1 slip
/ˈslɪp/
verb
slips; slipped; slipping
Learner's definition of SLIP
[no object] : to slide out of the proper position
[no object] : to lose your balance especially on a slippery surface often + on
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to move easily across or over something
[no object]
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to move into or out of a place without being noticed
see also slip away (below)
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to put on or take off a piece of clothing quickly or easily
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to put or place (something) somewhere in a quiet or secret way
: to give (something) to someone in a quiet or secret way
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to happen or pass without being noticed by someone or something
[no object]
: to go from one state or condition to another often + into
: to move into a lower or worse state or condition
[+ object]
: to escape (someone) : to get away from (someone)
: to get free from (something)
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[+ object] medical : to have (a part of your body) move out of its normal position especially in a joint

let (something) slip

or let slip (something)
: to say (something that you did not want to say) by mistake

slip away

[phrasal verb]
: to pass out of existence
: to leave a place without being noticed

slip out

[phrasal verb]
: to be said by mistake

slip through/between the cracks

see 2crack

slip through the net

see 1net

slip up

[phrasal verb] informal
: to make a mistake

slip your mind/memory

informal
: to be forgotten
2 slip /ˈslɪp/ noun
plural slips
2 slip
/ˈslɪp/
noun
plural slips
Learner's definition of SLIP
[count]
: a small piece of paper
: a piece of paper that has a specified use or purpose see also pink slip, sales slip
: a mistake
see also a slip of the tongue (below), freudian slip
: a movement to a lower or worse state or condition : decline usually singular
: the act of losing your balance and falling especially on a slippery surface usually singular
: a piece of woman's underwear that is like a thin dress or skirt and that is worn under a dress or skirt
see color picture on this page
: a place for a ship or boat in the water between two piers

a slip of the tongue

: something that is said by mistake

give (someone) the slip

informal
: to escape (someone) : to get away from (someone)
compare 3slip, 4slip
3 slip /ˈslɪp/ noun
3 slip
/ˈslɪp/
noun
Learner's definition of SLIP
[singular] old-fashioned
: a young, thin person or animal + of
compare 2slip, 4slip
4 slip /ˈslɪp/ noun
4 slip
/ˈslɪp/
noun
Learner's definition of SLIP
[noncount] technical
: thin, wet clay that is used in pottery
compare 2slip, 3slip
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