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slip1 British & World English

Lose one’s footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance

slip2 British & World English

A small piece of paper, typically a form for writing on or one giving printed information

slip3 British & World English

A creamy mixture of clay, water, and typically a pigment of some kind, used especially for decorating earthenware

slip1 English Thesaurus

she slipped on the ice

slip2 English Thesaurus

she wrote the number down on a slip of paper

slip up British & World English

Make a careless error

slip-up British & World English

A minor or careless mistake

slip-on British & World English

(Especially of shoes or clothes) having no (or few) fastenings and therefore able to be put on and taken off quickly

slip-up English Thesaurus

it was all down to a simple clerical slip-up

slip-on New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

half-slip British & World English

A petticoat that hangs from the waist

leg slip British & World English

A fielding position just behind the batsman on the leg side

non-slip British & World English

Designed to prevent slipping

pink slip British & World English

A notice of dismissal from employment

side-slip British & World English

A sideways skid or slip

slip away British & World English

Depart without saying goodbye; leave quietly or surreptitiously

slip out British & World English

(Of a remark) be uttered inadvertently

slip form British & World English

A mould in which a concrete structure of uniform cross section is cast by filling the mould with liquid concrete and then continuously moving and refilling it at a sufficiently slow rate for the emerging part to have partially set

slip knot British & World English

A knot that can be undone by a pull

slip rail British & World English

A rail in a fence which can be removed to provide an opening

slip ring British & World English

A ring in a dynamo or electric motor which is attached to and rotates with the shaft, passing an electric current to a circuit via a fixed brush pressing against it

slip road British & World English

A road entering or leaving a motorway or dual carriageway

slip rope British & World English

A mooring rope with both ends on board ship, enabling the crew to cast off without disembarking

slip-slop British & World English

South African term for flip-flop.

slip panel British & World English

A fence panel that slides to create an opening

slip sheet British & World English

A sheet of paper placed between newly printed sheets to prevent set-off or smudging

slip stitch British & World English

(In sewing) a loose stitch joining layers of fabric and not visible externally

betting slip British & World English

A slip of paper on which a bet is entered

Freudian slip British & World English

An unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings

slip-carriage British & World English

A railway carriage on an express which could be detached so as to come to rest at a station where the rest of the train did not stop

slip casting British & World English

The manufacture of ceramic ware by allowing slip to solidify in a mould

rejection slip British & World English

A formal notice sent by an editor or publisher to an author with a rejected manuscript or typescript

compliments slip British & World English

A small piece of paper on which a company’s name, address, and logo are printed and which is sent out with goods or information, typically in place of a covering letter

let something slip British & World English

Reveal something inadvertently in the course of a conversation

slip of the pen British & World English

A minor mistake in writing (or speech)

slip something in British & World English

Insert a remark smoothly or adroitly into a conversation

a slip of a —— British & World English

Used to denote a small, slim person

slip-joint pliers British & World English

Pliers with a slot in one jaw through which the other jaw slides, permitting an adjustable span

strike-slip fault British & World English

A fault in which rock strata are displaced mainly in a horizontal direction, parallel to the line of the fault

mind British & World English

A person’s memory

slip into/out of in slip1 British & World English

Put on or take off (a garment) quickly and easily

slip through the net British & World English

Escape from or be missed by something intended to catch or deal with one

give someone the slip British & World English

Evade or escape from someone

slip up in slip1 British & World English

Make a careless error


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