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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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1,4) On Tl-weighted images, these lesions appear hypointense or isointense relative to the tongue muscle.
Judging the size of the tongue is subjective as there are no existing measures for assessing tongue size; evaluation of the enlarged tongue is based on both clinical and functional assessment of the tongue.
Patients are encouraged to brush the dorsum of the tongue to eliminate debris that may serve as an irritant if the condition is symptomatic.
These exaggerations lead James to refer to the tongue as an unruly evil full of lethal venom.
By the end of the trials, everybody preferred the Tongue Drive System over their current assistive technology," says Joy Bruce, manager of the Shepherd Center's Spinal Cord Injury Lab and co-author of the study.
In other words, the bat's cylindrical tongue has a mesh of muscle fibers that contract so that the tongue becomes thinner but longer (extending farther into the flower).
However, in some cases tongue-tie is severe and the tongue is almost fused to the base of the mouth and the child may have to undergo a medical procedure to rectify the problem.
The length of the average tongue is 10cm but the size and shape can vary and still be normal - the tongue is unique in that it has the ability to shrink or grow depending on its surroundings.
Muscle movement is initiated neurologically, and the tongue must be free of extraneous tension to be able to respond comfortably and accurately to neural signals.
To my delight a garrulous friend of mine who after a retreat realized her folly of wasting words thus confessed in a freewheeling conversation: "It took me a whole month of introspection to realize that the tongue is the source of all evil.
How was the tongue you created in Step 6 different from the one you built in Step 2?
When researchers say that the tongue has a direct nerve connection to the brain, it makes perfect sense.
For this method, you need to plane the tongue off the first board you're fixing and put that edge against the left-hand wall.
Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, refers to a tongue that is attached too tightly to the floor of the mouth due to a short or tight frenulum (the thin membrane that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth).