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Synonyms and Antonyms of slip

  1. a long narrow piece of material <baskets woven from slips of wicker> Synonyms list, ribbon, slipRelated Words slat; band, bandage, belt, binding, girth, strap, swatch, swath (or swathe), tape



Synonyms and Antonyms of slip

  1. 1 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy <a careless slip of the tongue> Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  2. 2 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily <had a nasty slip on the ice> Synonyms slip, spill, stumble, tumbleRelated Words header, pratfall; misstep, trip; descent, dive, plunge, skid, slide; free-fall

  3. 3 the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement <gave her pursuers the slip> Synonyms break, breakout, bunk [British], flight, getaway, lam, rout, slipRelated Words jailbreak; deliverance, liberation, redemption, release, rescue, salvation; close call, close shave, near missNear Antonyms captivity, confinement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment; custody, detention, hold, holding, retention; endangerment, hazard, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, risk, trouble

  4. 4 a wrong judgment <that's not the sort of slip that a prudent person would have made> Synonyms misapprehension, miscalculation, misjudging, misjudgment, misstep, slip, slipupRelated Words blunder, boner, boob [British], clinker, errancy, error, fault, flub, fumble, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, stumble, trip; foul-up, muff; misstatement; misconception, misconstruction, misconstruing, misimpression, misinterpretation, misprision, misunderstanding



Synonyms and Antonyms of slip

  1. 1 to decline gradually from a standard level <the store's quality of service began to slip after the new owners took over> Synonyms sag Related Words drop, fall, slump; flag, sink, slacken, slow (down), weaken; abate, contract, decrease, de-escalate, die (down), diminish, dwindle, ebb, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, recede, relent, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, wane Near Antonyms rocket, shoot (up), soar; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; crest, peak, surge

  2. 2 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily <be careful not to slip on the spilled oil> Synonyms fall, stumble, topple, trip, tumbleRelated Words collapse, crumple, drop, flump, keel, plop, plunk (or plonk), slump (over); crash, free-fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, precipitate, wipe out; skid, slideAntonyms get up, rise, stand (up), uprise

  3. 3 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way <casually slipped it into the conversation> Synonyms infiltrate, insinuate, sneak, wind, work in, worm, wriggleRelated Words creep, edge, wiggle; insert, interpolate, interpose, introduce

  4. 4 to move about in a sly or secret manner <slipped behind the cover of the trees> Synonyms lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, slink, sneak, snake, stealRelated Words crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

  5. 5 to move or proceed smoothly and readily <jumped into the car and slipped behind the wheel> Synonyms bowl, breeze, brush, coast, cruise, drift, glide, roll, sail, skim, slide, flow, stream, sweep, whiskRelated Words fly, race, rush, speedNear Antonyms limp, lumber, plod, stumble, trudge; shamble, shuffle; stamp, stomp, stump, tramp; labor, toilAntonyms flounder, struggle

  6. 6 to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside <periodically crabs slip their shells and grow new ones> Synonyms exfoliate, molt, shed, slough (also sluff)Related Words flake, peel, scale; chuck, discard, ditch, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, scrap, shuck (off), throw away, throw out, unload

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