Synonyms of slip in English:



  • 1 she slipped on the ice
    slide, skid, glide; fall (over), lose one's balance, tumble
  • 2 the envelope slipped through Luke's fingers
    fall, drop, slide
  • 3 we slipped out by a back door
    creep, steal, sneak, slide, sidle, slope, slink, tiptoe
  • 4 standards have slipped
    decline, deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, get worse, fall (off), drop
    informal go downhill, go to the dogs, go to pot
  • 5 the stock index slipped 30 points
    drop, go down, sink, slump, decrease, depreciate
  • 6 the hours slipped by
    pass, elapse, go by/past, roll by/past, fly by/past, tick by/past
  • 7 she slipped the map into her pocket
    put, tuck, shove
    informal pop, stick, stuff
  • 8 Sarah slipped into a black skirt
    put on, pull on, don, dress/clothe oneself in; change into
  • 9 she slipped out of her clothes
    take off, remove, pull off, doff, peel off
  • 10 he slipped the knot of his tie
    untie, unfasten, undo
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  • 1 a single slip could send them plummeting downward
    false step, misstep, slide, skid, fall, tumble
  • 2 a careless slip
    mistake, error, blunder, gaffe; oversight, omission, lapse, inaccuracy; slip of the tongue/pen, eggcorn
    informal slip-up, boo-boo, howler, goof, blooper
  • 3 a silk slip
    underskirt, petticoat
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    give someone the slip

    informal we gave Murphy the slip and headed for the docksescape fromget away fromevadedodgeeludeloseshake offthrow off (the scent)get clear of

    let something slip

    who let it slip that we were hiding here?revealdisclosedivulgelet outgive awayblurt outgive the game away informallet onblablet the cat out of the bagspill the beans

    slip away

  • 1.1 they managed to slip away
    escape, get away, break free
    informal fly the coop, take a powder
  • 2.1 she slipped away in her sleep See die (sense 1)
  • slip up

    informal Hennie slipped up and left the corral openmake a mistake(make a) blunderget something wrongmake an errorerr informalmake a boo-boogoof up

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  • 1 they took slips from rare plants
    cutting, graft; scion, shoot, offshoot
  • Phrases

    a slip of a ——

    she's just a slip of a girlsmallslenderslimslightslightly builtpetitelittletinydiminutive informalpint-sized

    slip of paper

    each person takes one slip of paper from the hatpiece of paperscrap of papersheetnote trademarkPost-it

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