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Definition of slipup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

slip up

slipped up; slipping up; slips up

Definition of slip up (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a mistake : blunder

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Examples of slipup in a Sentence

Noun We were late because of a slipup in the schedule. the marketing director made sure there were no slipups for the important presentation Verb if you slip up in copying the data, the final result will of course be wrong
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Conventional wisdom will say that with this kind of dominance, especially within its own conference, one slipup will have the Tigers watching the playoff at home. Scooby Axson,, "Week 4 College Football Power Rankings: Clemson Further Proves ACC Dominance," 16 Sep. 2019 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, "Why Joe Biden’s Gaffes Matter," 13 Aug. 2019 Separate congressional investigations began delving into a number of such operational and maintenance slipups by Southwest more recently, though one person familiar with the details said those inquiries didn’t have any impact on the personnel moves. Alison Sider, WSJ, "FAA Reassigns Senior Managers in Office Overseeing Southwest Airlines," 25 June 2019 Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are living it up in Paris ahead of their second wedding ceremony, which is apparently just days away (thanks to a slipup from Dr. Phil). Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas Cannot Be Bothered on Their Parisian Cruise," 24 June 2019 These slipups could contribute to foodborne illness as well. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Should You Be Washing Chicken Before You Cook It?," 10 Apr. 2019 Just one more slipup, a night where the ball squirts out of the basket, where his players are a little too careless or where their opponents are just too hot, and all of it ends. Dan Woike,, "Rockets take an edge despite an injury to Paul, but Warriors' Kerr doesn’t sound like a guy on brink of losing his title," 25 May 2018 In fact, this was just one item on the embarrassingly long laundry list of slipups in our first few months together. Anayo Awuzie, The Cut, "The Struggle of Learning How to Be a Girlfriend for the First Time," 19 Apr. 2018 Regardless of Dyson’s slipup, each member of the trio still boasts an ERA under 3.00. Ethan Bauer, miamiherald, "This Florida Gators baseball player is on track to be the best hitter is UF history | Miami Herald," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of slipup


1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1909, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2019

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The first known use of slipup was in 1854

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English Language Learners Definition of slipup

: a careless mistake

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