1. [ verb ] move stealthily
Synonyms: steal

"The ship slipped away in the darkness"

Related terms: move elapse slip_away stealth skid
2. [ verb ] insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly

"He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"

Related terms: insert
3. [ verb ] move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
Synonyms: slide slue slew skid

"the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

Related terms: glide skid side-slip submarine stumble slide slider skid
4. [ noun ] a socially awkward or tactless act
Synonyms: gaffe solecism gaucherie faux_pas
Related terms: blunder
5. [ verb ] get worse
Synonyms: fall_away drop_away drop_off

"My grades are slipping"

Related terms: worsen lapse slump
6. [ verb ] move smoothly and easily
Related terms: escape elapse slip_away
7. [ noun ] a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
Synonyms: miscue parapraxis slip-up slipup
Related terms: mistake freudian_slip stumble
8. [ verb ] to make a mistake or be incorrect
Synonyms: err mistake
Related terms: misjudge stumble misremember fall_for stumble mistake erroneousness errancy
9. [ noun ] artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Synonyms: strip
Related terms: artifact tape edge band ribbon tickertape band stay weather_strip mullion lead screed tab ticker_tape cramp
10. [ noun ] a small sheet of paper
Synonyms: slip_of_paper

"a receipt slip"

Related terms: sheet
11. [ noun ] a slippery smoothness
Synonyms: slick slipperiness slickness

"he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

Related terms: smoothness slick
12. [ noun ] an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
Synonyms: trip

"he blamed his slip on the ice" "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

Related terms: mishap spill trip
13. [ noun ] an unexpected slide
Synonyms: sideslip skid
Related terms: slide skid skid dislocate
14. [ noun ] (transportation) a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
Synonyms: sideslip
Related terms: flight_maneuver
15. [ verb ] pass on stealthily
Synonyms: sneak

"He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

Related terms: pass
16. [ noun ] a young and slender person

"he's a mere slip of a lad"

Related terms: young_person
17. [ verb ] move out of position
Synonyms: splay luxate dislocate

"dislocate joints" "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

Related terms: move dislocation skid dislocation
18. [ verb ] pass out of one's memory
Synonyms: slip_one's_mind
Related terms: forget forget
19. [ noun ] (nautical) a place where a craft can be made fast
Synonyms: moorage berth mooring
Related terms: anchorage berth moor
20. [ noun ] (botany) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
Synonyms: cutting
Related terms: stalk quickset
21. [ noun ] (geology) potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
Related terms: potter's_clay
22. [ noun ] (clothing) a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Synonyms: shimmy shift teddies teddy chemise
Related terms: undergarment strap
23. [ noun ] bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
Synonyms: pillowcase pillow_slip case

"the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

Related terms: bed_linen
24. [ noun ] the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
Synonyms: eluding elusion
Related terms: evasion elude
Similar spelling:   slippy