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Synonyms for slip



  • fall
  • trip (over)
  • slide
  • skid
  • lose your balance
  • miss or lose your footing




give someone the slip


slip away: get away


slip away: die

slip something off

slip something on


slip up


Synonyms for slip

to move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly

to lose one's balance and fall or almost fall

to shift or be shifted out of place


to maneuver gently and slowly into place

to get away from (a pursuer)

to bring forth a nonviable fetus prematurely

to displace (a bone) from a socket or joint

to decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually

to make an error or mistake

to undergo moral deterioration


slip into: to put (an article of clothing) on one's person

slip on: to put (an article of clothing) on one's person

slip up: to make an error or mistake

an act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true

a minor mistake

Synonyms for slip

a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc

potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics

a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting


Related Words

a young and slender person

a place where a craft can be made fast

an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall

a slippery smoothness

a small sheet of paper

a woman's sleeveless undergarment

bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

an unexpected slide


Related Words

a flight maneuver

the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

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insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly

move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

to make a mistake or be incorrect

pass on stealthily

move easily

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cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion

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pass out of one's memory

move out of position

References in periodicals archive ?
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford hinted that Give The Slip could well be back for another attack on the race next year.
Marienbard worked alongside travelling companion Hatha Anna, the pair covering the last five furlongs of their spin in a time of around a minute, while Give The Slip followed on two furlongs behind.
Being a big striding horse, Galileo has to get in a rhythm and the fact that he followed Fantastic Light and Give The Slip might answer why he was beaten.
8-13 Galileo, 2-1 Fantastic Light, 12-1 Bach, 16-1 Rebelline, 25-1 Give The Slip, 50 bar
That second string was former Ebor winner Give The Slip, and he would have a subtle but significant role to play in the outcome.
Godolphin are also triple-handed with Fantastic Light, Sakhee and Give The Slip.
Yorkshire Cup victor Marienbard heads the Dubai team's hopefuls this time around, who also include Give The Slip, Mutafaweq and Hatha Anna.
Godolphin are to use Give The Slip as the pacemaker for Fantastic Light.
Saeed bin Suroor is expecting another big run from Fantastic Light, who will again have the services of pacemaker Give The Slip next Wednesday, as he did when winning the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month.
Answers on page 90 The List Last 5 three-year-olds to win the Totesport Ebor Handicap 2001 Mediterranean Aidan O'Brien/Mick Kinane 16-1 2000 Give The Slip Amanda Perrett/Pat Eddery 8-1 1998 Tuning Henry Cecil/Kieren Fallon 9-2f 1996 Clerkenwell Michael Stoute/Fergal Lynch 17-2 1995 Sanmartino Barry Hills/Willie Carson 8-1
l Godolphin are to use Give The Slip as pacemaker for Galileo's chief rival, Fantastic Light, in tomorrow's Ascot showpiece.
It's a close call but I just prefer the chances of globetrotting Fantastic Light, who bounded clear of stablemate Give The Slip in his final gallop on the Limekilns on Thursday morning.
Give The Slip can also land his first pattern contest in the Group Three Peugeot Gordon Stakes.
His first horse, Sharpo, was shared with his friend Monica Sheriffe and was a top-class sprinter, while his last big winner was Give The Slip, trained by Amanda Perrett, who won the 2000 Ebor.
Coral also believe that Tobougg will be Godolphin's number one and they have priced up the race without Fantastic Light, a Royal Ascot winner when pacesetter Give The Slip did his job to perfection.