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slips

verb
present tense third-person singular of slip

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(Entry 1 of 3)

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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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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slips

noun (1)
plural of slip

Synonyms of slips (Entry 2 of 3)

a long narrow piece of material
  • baskets woven from slips of wicker

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slips

noun (2)
plural of slip

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2 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
  • 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 her pursuers the slip

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“Slips.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slips. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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