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slip

noun

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a long narrow piece of material
  • baskets woven from slips of wicker
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error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper. error suggests the existence of a standard or guide and a straying from the right course through failure to make effective use of this.
    • procedural errors
mistake implies misconception or inadvertence and usually expresses less criticism than error.
    • dialed the wrong number by mistake
blunder regularly imputes stupidity or ignorance as a cause and connotes some degree of blame.
    • diplomatic blunders
slip stresses inadvertence or accident and applies especially to trivial but embarrassing mistakes.
    • a slip of the tongue
lapse stresses forgetfulness, weakness, or inattention as a cause.
    • a lapse in judgment

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slip

noun

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2 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
  • The girl had a nasty slip on the ice.
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3 the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement
  • gave their pursuers the slip
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4 a wrong judgment
  • That's not the sort of slip that a prudent person would have made.
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Synonym Discussion of slip

error, mistake, blunder, slip, lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper. error suggests the existence of a standard or guide and a straying from the right course through failure to make effective use of this.
    • procedural errors
mistake implies misconception or inadvertence and usually expresses less criticism than error.
    • dialed the wrong number by mistake
blunder regularly imputes stupidity or ignorance as a cause and connotes some degree of blame.
    • diplomatic blunders
slip stresses inadvertence or accident and applies especially to trivial but embarrassing mistakes.
    • a slip of the tongue
lapse stresses forgetfulness, weakness, or inattention as a cause.
    • a lapse in judgment

slip

verb

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1 to decline gradually from a standard level
  • The store's quality of service began to slip after the new owners took over.
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sag

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2 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
  • Be careful not to slip on the spilled oil.
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3 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • casually slipped it into the conversation
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4 to move about in a sly or secret manner
  • slipped behind the cover of the trees
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5 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • jumped into the car and slipped behind the wheel
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6 to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside
  • Periodically crabs slip their shells and grow new ones.
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