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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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His accomplishments have made him enemies, however, and when he lets slip a word in class that, in a different context, can be construed as a racial epithet, he is swiftly and unfairly drummed out of his life's work by politically correct campus thought police (this main part of the story takes place during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal).
Though she cagily avoids admitting her age, Gutierrez lets slip that she's been spinning since 1978, having picked up the hobby in college while pursuing a commercial photography degree.
In fact the Geres have banned all swearing in their house, and if a visitor lets slip they're asked to leave.
Morrow (Bruce Norris), a Judas-like gay conservative and one of Lyssa's "closest friends, " lets slip to a TV journalist (Cotter Smith) that Lyssa once ignored a jury-duty notice.
the 40-year-Old Virgin ITV2, 11pm After Andy lets slips during a poker game that he hasn't had sex, his friends go on a mission to help him do the deed.