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present tense third-person singular of slip
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as in sneaks
to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way casually slipped it into the conversation

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as in sheds
to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside periodically crabs slip their shells and grow new ones

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slips

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noun (1)

plural of slip
as in strips
a long narrow piece of material baskets woven from slips of wicker

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slips

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noun (2)

plural of slip
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as in tumbles
the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily had a nasty slip on the ice

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“Slips.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slips. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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