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verb (slips, slipping, slipped)[no object]
- 5short for slipway.he brought his steamer to the yard for overhaul at his old employer’s slip
- 7 Knittingshort for slip stitch.one colour at a time should be knitted in striped slip
- see net1.
Middle English (in the sense 'move quickly and softly'): probably from Middle Low German slippen (verb); compare with slippery