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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


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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

References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
Just as the Ballydoyle pacemaker had done on the final bend 12 months earlier, so Give The Slip edged away from the rail.
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.
"He needs a good pace in a race at a mile and a quarter and Give The Slip does a good job," the trainer said.
This represents a step up in grade for Give The Slip but he is clearly improving rapidly and can keep up the good work here at the expense of some less-experienced rivals.
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.
The Godolphin trainer explained: 'Fantastic Light's best trip is between ten and 12 furlongs but he does need a good pace in the race and that is why Give The Slip will also run.
Former trainer Guy Harwood must be mighty proud of his daughter Amanda Perrett's exploits this season and Give The Slip (3.50) can supply the Pulborough handler with another success at her local track.
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.
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.
"Give The Slip will, if necessary, make sure the pace is a decent one.