e-tutor.com - Online tutoring, learning, and homeschooling resources      Home    Enroll    Tour    Contact Us    Graphing Calculator         Dictionary Home    Index    About   
 
     
 

Definition of 'slip'

You searched for slips

Noun

  1. a socially awkward or tactless act
       Synonyms: faux pas gaffe solecism gaucherie
  2. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
       Synonyms: slip-up miscue parapraxis
  3. potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  4. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
       Synonyms: cutting
  5. a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
  6. a place where a craft can be made fast
       Synonyms: mooring moorage berth
  7. an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
       Synonyms: trip
  8. a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
       Synonyms: slickness slick slipperiness
  9. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
       Synonyms: strip
  10. a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"
       Synonyms: slip of paper
  11. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
       Synonyms: chemise shimmy shift teddy
  12. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
       Synonyms: case pillowcase pillow slip
  13. an unexpected slide
       Synonyms: skid sideslip
  14. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
       Synonyms: sideslip
  15. the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
       Synonyms: elusion eluding

Verb

  1. move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
       Synonyms: steal
  2. insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
  3. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
       Synonyms: skid slue slew slide
  4. get worse; "My grades are slipping"
       Synonyms: drop off drop away fall away
  5. move smoothly and easily
  6. to make a mistake or be incorrect
       Synonyms: err mistake
  7. pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
       Synonyms: sneak
  8. pass out of one's memory
       Synonyms: slip one's mind
  9. move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
       Synonyms: dislocate luxate splay


Get this dictionary without ads as part of the e-Tutor Virtual Learning Program.