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Dictionary definition for: Slip

1. (n) a socially awkward or tactless act

2. (v) move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"

3. (n) a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

4. (v) insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter''s hand"

5. (v) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

6. (n) potter''s clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics

7. (v) get worse; "My grades are slipping"

8. (n) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

9. (n) a young and slender person; "he''s a mere slip of a lad"

10. (v) move smoothly and easily

11. (n) a place where a craft can be made fast

12. (v) to make a mistake or be incorrect

13. (n) an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice" "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

14. (v) pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

15. (n) a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

16. (v) pass out of one''s memory

17. (n) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

18. (v) move out of position; "dislocate joints" "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

19. (n) a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"

20. (n) a woman''s sleeveless undergarment

21. (n) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

22. (n) an unexpected slide

23. (n) a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air

24. (n) the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

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