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slip

Definitions


[slɪp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- lose one's footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance
(e.g: I slipped over on the ice)

- go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice
(e.g: we slipped out by a back door)

- pass or change to a lower, worse, or different condition, typically in a gradual or imperceptible way
(e.g: many people feel standards have slipped)

- escape or get loose from (a means of restraint)
(e.g: the giant balloon slipped its moorings)


Phrases:
- give someone the slip
- let something slip
- slip from one's grasp
- slip of the pen
- slip of the tongue
- slip one over on someone
- slip through one's fingers
- there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip

Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘move quickly and softly’): probably from Middle Low German slippen (verb); compare with slippery


[slɪp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an act of sliding unintentionally for a short distance
(e.g: a single slip could send them plummeting down the mountainside)

- a fall to a lower level or standard
(e.g: a continued slip in house prices)

- a loose-fitting garment, typically a short petticoat
(e.g: a silk slip)

- a fielding position (often one of two or more in an arc) close behind the batsman on the off side, for catching balls edged by the batsman
(e.g: he was caught in the slips for 32)


- a leash which enables a dog to be released quickly
(e.g: Tommy bolted off like a greyhound released from the slips)



Phrases:
- give someone the slip
- let something slip
- slip from one's grasp
- slip of the pen
- slip of the tongue
- slip one over on someone
- slip through one's fingers
- there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip

Origin:


[slɪp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small piece of paper, typically a form for writing on or one giving printed information
(e.g: his monthly salary slip)

- a cutting taken from a plant for grafting or planting; a scion.


Phrases:
- a slip of a —

Origin:
late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German slippe ‘cut, strip’


[slɪp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a creamy mixture of clay, water, and typically a pigment of some kind, used especially for decorating earthenware.


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 17th century: of obscure origin; compare with Norwegian slip(a) ‘slime’




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