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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

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Under the guidance of caretaker coach Andy Kelly and first team coach Chris Thorman, the Giants had hoped to mathematically keep their hopes of avoiding the Middle 8s alive, but the Giants let slip their lead in the second half.
Did Lamar intentionally let slip an ideal opportunity to resuscitate his basketball career?
The media has been rife with reports that Kate and her husband Prince William are definitely expecting a daughter after another member of the crowd, which had gathered to catch a glimpse of the pregnant royal in Grimsby, declared that the brunette had almost let slip the sex of her unborn child.
Summary: The Duchess of Cambridge may have let slip that she is expecting a little girl, while chatting to crowds during her latest royal visit.
Kareena Kapoor's wedding dress will be full of "old world charm", designer Manish Malhotra has let slip.
In an interview with a Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the creator and father of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto accidently let slip that a Mario game is in the works for the Wii U and will be showcased at E3 2012.
However, she let slip a one-set lead in the semi-finals as she lost to Vera Zvonareva, who progressed to the final for the first time.
BLACK Eyed Peas star Fergie has let slip the secret of her toned body - she pretends food is poisoned.
Norton let slip two late goals and had to settle for a 3-3 draw against fellow first division high-flyers South Shields.
Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says there's no need to rush to solve the Iran issue because Tehran is very far from having a nuclear weapon--but he let slip that he believes Iran wants a weapons capability.
Garcia had to settle for another second place at a Major behind Harrington when he let slip a final-round lead to the Irishman at Oakland Hills.
The local team let slip what looked like a certain front row starting spot, with the second Audi of Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner taking second spot.
The enthusiastic members jokingly let slip that they had already chosen John's vision for him, that he was to be the new Sunday School coordinator.
DR Who star David Tennant has let slip he wears long johns under his costume - and so does shapely co-star Billie Piper.
Tim Henman let slip a one-set lead as he lost to rising star Novak Djokovic at the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam.