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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


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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

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GALILEO (8 11) Jul 28, Ascot, 1m 4f stks A (Gp 1) 127], good to firm, pounds 435,000: 1 GALILEO (8-9, M J Kinane, 7) tlead over 2f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, driven and forged ahead last 150y (1 to 2 fav ), 2 FANTASTIC LIGHT (9-7,L Dettori, t, 3) ridden and upsides over 1f out, beaten last 150y, eased near line (7 to 2 ), 3 Hightori (9-7) 10 CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (btn 20l) (9-7, W Smith, bl, 4) always rear, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out (200 to 1 ), 11 GIVE THE SLIP (btn 23l) (9-7, D O'Donohoe, 6) led to over 2f out, weakened and eased (66 to 1 ), 12 ICE DANCER (btn 30l) (8-9, P J Scallan, 11) (200 to 1 ), ; 12 Ran.
Coming into the straight, Give The Slip came slightly off the rails, allowing the Italian just the room he needed to save a precious few strides.
Ebor winner Give The Slip would be an interesting contender.
Give The Slip has been successfully used as a pacemaker for Fantastic Light twice already this season.
Thus they raced until the turn for home, Ice Dancer in a clear lead but fully expected to perish soon afterwards (which he did), the big two looming up to pass Give The Slip and battle it out up the straight.
Fantastic Light should have a good pacemaker and Give The Slip is the ideal horse.
Give The Slip loved this trip when taking the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot and he looks the one to beat in this St Leger trial.
Give The Slip can also land his first pattern contest in the Group Three Peugeot Gordon Stakes.
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
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.
Godolphin pulled a rabbit out the hat last night when they announced that Ebor and Royal Ascot winner from last season Give The Slip would be in the pacemaker role for World Champion Fantastic Light at the Royal meeting next week.
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.
Last year's Emirates World Series champion, sent off the 5-4 favourite, was produced in the final two furlongs by Frankie Dettori to get the better of a protracted battle with the Pat Eddery-ridden Golden Snake by a neck after Godolphin stablemate Give The Slip proved the perfect pacemaker.
When Give The Slip moved off the rail to let Fantastic Light up his inside at Leopardstown, this concerted and pre-ordained manoeuvre was widely greeted as a stroke of tactical genius.