AskDefine | Define slipped

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1 a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, gaucherie]
2 a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [syn: slip-up, miscue, parapraxis]
3 potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
4 a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [syn: cutting]
5 a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
6 a place where a craft can be made fast [syn: mooring, moorage, berth]
7 an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills" [syn: trip]
8 a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller" [syn: slickness, slick, slipperiness]
9 artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material [syn: strip]
10 a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip" [syn: slip of paper]
11 a woman's sleeveless undergarment [syn: chemise, shimmy, shift, teddies, teddy]
12 bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" [syn: case, pillowcase, pillow slip]
13 an unexpected slide [syn: skid, sideslip]
14 a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air [syn: sideslip]
15 the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn: elusion, eluding]


1 move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness" [syn: steal]
2 insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
3 move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn: skid, slue, slew, slide]
4 get worse; "My grades are slipping" [syn: drop off, drop away, fall away]
5 move smoothly and easily
6 to make a mistake or be incorrect [syn: err, mistake]
7 pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking" [syn: sneak]
8 pass out of one's memory [syn: slip one's mind]
9 move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically" [syn: dislocate, luxate, splay] [also: slipping, slipped]slipped See slip

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