Associations to the word «Slip»


SLIP, noun. (obsolete) Mud, slime.
SLIP, noun. (ceramics) A thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
SLIP, noun. A twig or shoot; a cutting.
SLIP, noun. (obsolete) A descendant, a scion.
SLIP, noun. A young person (now usually with of introducing descriptive qualifier).
SLIP, noun. A long, thin piece of something.
SLIP, noun. A small piece of paper, especially one longer than it is wide.
SLIP, noun. (marine insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwriters.
SLIP, verb. (intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
SLIP, verb. (intransitive) To err.
SLIP, verb. (intransitive) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; often with out, off, etc.
SLIP, verb. (transitive) To pass (a note, money, etc.) often covertly.
SLIP, verb. (transitive) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
SLIP, verb. (intransitive) To move quickly and often secretively; to depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding.
SLIP, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To move down; to slide.
SLIP, verb. (transitive) (falconry) To release (a dog, a bird of prey, etc.) to go after a quarry.
SLIP, verb. (transitive) (cooking) To remove the skin of a soft fruit, such as a tomato or peach, by blanching briefly in boiling water, then transferring to cold water so that the skin peels, or slips, off easily.
SLIP, verb. (obsolete) To omit; to lose by negligence.
SLIP, verb. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of.
SLIP, verb. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place.
SLIP, verb. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
SLIP, noun. An act or instance of slipping.
SLIP, noun. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress; a shift.
SLIP, noun. A slipdress.
SLIP, noun. A mistake or error.
SLIP, noun. (nautical) A berth; a space for a ship to moor.
SLIP, noun. (nautical) A difference between the theoretical distance traveled per revolution of the propeller and the actual advance of the vessel.
SLIP, noun. (medicine) A one-time return to previous maladaptive behaviour after cure.
SLIP, noun. (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
SLIP, noun. A number between 0 and 1 that is the difference between the angular speed of a rotating magnetic field and the angular speed of its rotor, divided by the angular speed of the magnetic field.
SLIP, noun. A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.
SLIP, noun. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
SLIP, noun. (printing) (dated) A portion of the columns of a newspaper etc. struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.
SLIP, noun. (dated) A child's pinafore.
SLIP, noun. An outside covering or case.
SLIP, noun. (obsolete) A counterfeit piece of money, made from brass covered with silver.
SLIP, noun. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.
SLIP, noun. A particular quantity of yarn.
SLIP, noun. (UK) (dated) A narrow passage between buildings.
SLIP, noun. (US) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.
SLIP, noun. (mining) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
SLIP, noun. (engineering) The motion of the centre of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horizontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed it would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.
SLIP, noun. (electrical) The difference between the actual and synchronous speeds of an induction motor.
SLIP, noun. A fish, the sole.
SLIP AWAY, verb. To leave a place, or a meeting, without being noticed
SLIP AWAY, verb. (of time) to pass quickly, almost unnoticed.
SLIP AWAY, verb. (of an advantage) To disappear.
SLIP AWAY, verb. To die
SLIP BY, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to pass without having been taken advantage of.
SLIP BY, verb. To go unnoticed
SLIP CASE, noun. A removable protective covering for a book etc
SLIP COACH, noun. (rail transport) A coach at the end of a long-distance train which carries passengers for an intermediate destination and is decoupled or "slipped" and left behind. (In bygone times the decoupling was done on the move; the rest of the train did not stop.)
SLIP DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (of a drink) To be easily imbibed; to be easy to drink.
SLIP DRESS, noun. Alternative form of slipdress
SLIP IN, verb. (transitive) To include (e.g. a certain word or phrase) into a sentence discreetly
SLIP IN, verb. (transitive) To enter discreetly
SLIP IN, verb. (soccer) (transitive) To play a subtle pass into someone in a goalscoring position.
SLIP INTO, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To put on some clothes rapidly.
SLIP INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE, verb. (idiomatic) To wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.
SLIP KNOT, noun. A knot which attaches a line to an object and tightens when pressure is applied. Also called a running knot.
SLIP KNOT, noun. A knot which attaches a line to the middle of another, allowing it to slide
SLIP NOOSE, noun. A noose made by tying a slip knot and often used to trap an animal, bird, or person by the feet.
SLIP NOOSES, noun. Plural of slip noose
SLIP OF THE PEN, noun. (idiomatic) A mistake in handwriting.
SLIP OF THE TONGUE, noun. (idiomatic) A mistake in speech.
SLIP OFF, verb. To leave a place, or a meeting, without being noticed
SLIP OFF, verb. To remove an article of clothing
SLIP OFF, verb. (nautical) To leave a port, anchorage or mooring
SLIP OPINION, noun. A printed judicial opinion that is released by a court on the day that the decision is rendered, that is not the final form of the opinion because it is still subject to typesetting, formatting, and revisions to the text.
SLIP OPINIONS, noun. Plural of slip opinion
SLIP OUT, verb. To leave quietly, and unnoticed.
SLIP OUT, verb. To go out for a brief moment; pop out
SLIP OUT, verb. To say something which one did not intend to say.
SLIP RING, noun. A component of an electromechanical device which, in combination with brushes, provides a continuous electrical connection between stationary and rotating conductors
SLIP RINGS, noun. Plural of slip ring
SLIP ROAD, noun. A segment of roadway that joins a motorway to ordinary roads (in either direction)
SLIP ROADS, noun. Plural of slip road
SLIP SHEET, noun. (roofing) Sheet material, such as reinforced kraft paper, rosin-sized paper, polyester scrim or polyethylene sheeting, placed between two components of a roof assembly to ensure that no adhesion occurs between them and to prevent possible damage from chemical incompatibility, wearing or abrasion of the membrane.
SLIP SHEET, noun. (shipping) A strong, thin pallet-sized sheet of plastic or fiberboard used to transport heavy items.
SLIP SLOP SLAP, noun. (Australia) (NZ) (colloquial) a health campaign in Australia and New Zealand exhorting people to "slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat" when they go out into the sun in order to prevent skin cancer.
SLIP SOMEONE'S MIND, verb. (idiomatic) To be forgotten; to escape one's memory.
SLIP THE CABLE, verb. (nautical) To release the end of the cable on board and let it all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to weigh anchor.
SLIP THE CABLE, verb. (nautical) (slang) To die.
SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS, verb. (idiomatic) To escape notice or lack sufficient attention.
SLIP UNDER THE RADAR, verb. (idiomatic) To go unnoticed, especially for a long period of time.
SLIP UP, verb. (idiomatic) To err, falter; to make a mistake.

Dictionary definition

SLIP, noun. A socially awkward or tactless act.
SLIP, noun. A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc..
SLIP, noun. Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics.
SLIP, noun. A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.
SLIP, noun. A young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad".
SLIP, noun. A place where a craft can be made fast.
SLIP, noun. An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills".
SLIP, noun. A slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller".
SLIP, noun. Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material.
SLIP, noun. A small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip".
SLIP, noun. A woman's sleeveless undergarment.
SLIP, noun. Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase".
SLIP, noun. An unexpected slide.
SLIP, noun. A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air.
SLIP, noun. The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning).
SLIP, verb. Move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness".
SLIP, verb. Insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand".
SLIP, verb. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk".
SLIP, verb. Get worse; "My grades are slipping".
SLIP, verb. Move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble".
SLIP, verb. To make a mistake or be incorrect.
SLIP, verb. Pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking".
SLIP, verb. Move easily; "slip into something comfortable".
SLIP, verb. Cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped the bolt into place".
SLIP, verb. Pass out of one's memory.
SLIP, verb. Move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically".

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad