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English noun: slip

1. slip (act) a socially awkward or tactless act


Synonymsfaux pas, gaffe, gaucherie, solecism


Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall

2. slip (act) a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.


Synonymsmiscue, parapraxis, slip-up


Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake


Narrower (hyponym)Freudian slip

3. slip (substance) potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics


Broader (hypernym)potter's clay, potter's earth

4. slip (plant) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting


Synonymscutting


Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem


Narrower (hyponym)quickset

5. slip (person) a young and slender person


SamplesHe's a mere slip of a lad.


Broader (hypernym)spring chicken, young person, younker, youth

6. slip (location) a place where a craft can be made fast


Synonymsberth, moorage, mooring


Broader (hypernym)anchorage, anchorage ground

7. slip (event) an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall


SamplesHe blamed his slip on the ice.
The jolt caused many slips and a few spills.


Synonymstrip


Broader (hypernym)misadventure, mischance, mishap


Narrower (hyponym)fall, spill, tumble

8. slip (attribute) a slippery smoothness


SamplesHe could feel the slickness of the tiller.


Synonymsslick, slickness, slipperiness


Broader (hypernym)smoothness

9. slip (artifact) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material


Synonymsstrip


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)band, band, band, cramp, cramp iron, lead, leading, mullion, reef, ribbon, ring, screed, stay, tab, tape, typewriter ribbon, weather strip, weather stripping, weatherstrip, weatherstripping

10. slip (artifact) a small sheet of paper


SamplesA receipt slip.


Synonymsslip of paper


Broader (hypernym)piece of paper, sheet, sheet of paper

11. slip (artifact) a woman's sleeveless undergarment


Synonymschemise, shift, shimmy, teddy


Broader (hypernym)undergarment, unmentionable


Part holonymshoulder strap, strap

12. slip (artifact) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow


SamplesThe burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase.


Synonymscase, pillow slip, pillowcase


Broader (hypernym)bed linen

13. slip (act) an unexpected slide


Synonymssideslip, skid


Broader (hypernym)coast, glide, slide

14. slip (act) a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air


Synonymssideslip


Broader (hypernym)airplane maneuver, flight maneuver

15. slip (act) the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)


Synonymseluding, elusion


Broader (hypernym)evasion


English verb: slip

1. slip (motion) move stealthily


SamplesThe ship slipped away in the darkness.


Synonymssteal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

2. slip (change) insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly


SamplesHe slipped some money into the waiter's hand.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

3. slip (motion) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner


SamplesThe wheels skidded against the sidewalk.


Synonymsskid, slew, slide, slue


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)glide


Narrower (hyponym)side-slip, skid, submarine

4. slip (change) get worse


SamplesMy grades are slipping.


Synonymsdrop away, drop off, fall away


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)backslide, lapse

5. slip (motion) move smoothly and easily


SamplesThe bolt slipped into place.
Water slipped from the polished marble.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away

6. slip (cognition) to make a mistake or be incorrect


Synonymserr, mistake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)fall for, misjudge, misremember, slip up, stumble, trip up

7. slip (possession) pass on stealthily


SamplesHe slipped me the key when nobody was looking.


ExamplesThey slip the food to the people, They slip the people the food


Synonymssneak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over

8. slip (motion) move easily


SamplesSlip into something comfortable.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

9. slip (motion) cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion


SamplesHe slipped the bolt into place.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Causeslip

10. slip (cognition) pass out of one's memory


Synonymsslip one's mind


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)blank out, block, draw a blank, forget

11. slip (change) move out of position


SamplesDislocate joints.
The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically.


Synonymsdislocate, luxate, splay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move









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