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1slip/ˈslɪp/verb
slipsslippedslipping
1slip
/ˈslɪp/
verb
slipsslippedslipping
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
   b : 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
   b : to move into a lower or worse state or condition
[+ object] 
: to escape (someone): to get away from (someone)
   b : to get free from (something)
10 [+ object]medical : to have (a part of your body) move out of its normal position especially in a joint

let (something) slip

orlet 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
2slip/ˈslɪp/noun
pluralslips
2slip
/ˈslɪp/
noun
pluralslips
Learner's definition of SLIP  
[count]
: a small piece of paper
   b : a piece of paper that has a specified use or purpose
— see also pink slipsales slip
: a mistake
— see also a slip of the tongue (below), freudian slip
: a movement to a lower or worse state or condition— 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 3slip4slip
3slip/ˈslɪp/noun
3slip
/ˈslɪp/
noun
Learner's definition of SLIP  
[singular]old-fashioned
: a young, thin person or animal— + of
— compare 2slip4slip
4slip/ˈslɪp/noun
4slip
/ˈslɪp/
noun
Learner's definition of SLIP  
[noncount]technical
: thin, wet clay that is used in pottery
— compare 2slip3slip
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