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slip

noun

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


slip

noun

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


slip

verb

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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