I was going to mention it, but it slipped my mind The reason for my visit had obviously slipped his mind we've had a bit of a panic on here and it slipped my mind till now I just forgot - it completely slipped my mind.
The senator's popularity has slipped. To elapse, especially quickly or without notice: The days slipped by. To place or insert smoothly and quietly: She slipped the letter into her pocket. To insert a remark, for example unobtrusively: To get loose or free from; elude: To fail to be remembered by: Her name slips my memory.
A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing: A woman's undergarment of dress length with shoulder straps. A smooth crack at which rock strata have moved on each other. The relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault.
A long narrow piece; a strip. A slender youthful person: A small piece of paper, especially a small form, document, or receipt: A narrow pew in a church. Noun uncountable ceramics A thin, slippery mix of clay and water. Origin Old English slype , of uncertain origin.
Noun plural slips A twig or shoot ; a cutting. She couldn't hurt a fly, young slip of a girl that she is. A long, thin piece of something. A small piece of paper , especially one longer than it is wide.
Verb third-person singular simple present slips, present participle slipping, simple past and past participle slipped intransitive To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
A bone may slip out of place. To pass a note, money, etc. She thanked the porter and slipped a ten-dollar bill into his hand. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly. Some errors slipped into the appendix. Profits have slipped over the past six months. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of.
A horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar. To bring forth young prematurely; to slink. Noun plural slips An act or instance of slipping.
I had a slip on the ice and bruised my hip. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress ; a shift. A mistake or error. A number between 0 and 1 that is the difference between the angular speed of a rotating magnetic field and the angular speed of its rotor, divided by the angular speed of the magnetic field.
A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand. See words that rhyme with slip. Translation of slip for Spanish Speakers. Translation of slip for Arabic Speakers. Encyclopedia article about slip. What made you want to look up slip? Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
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Words to improve your Scrabble game. Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words? Choose the Right Synonym for slip Noun 1 error , mistake , blunder , slip , lapse mean a departure from what is true, right, or proper.
First Known Use of slip Verb 1 14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a Noun 1 15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a Noun 2 15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a Verb 2 , in the meaning defined above Noun 3 , in the meaning defined above. Learn More about slip. Resources for slip Time Traveler! Explore the year a word first appeared.
1. To place, insert, or load someone or something inside of something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slip" and "in." Go up to their mailbox and slip in this letter. He slipped a new magazine in and cocked the rifle. 1: to include especially without warning or in a way that is not obvious He managed to slip in a few jokes during his speech. 2: to enter a place without being noticed She slipped in through the back door. aACA[yen] The INS said that the annual rate of slip in free products reached 6. Tunisia: inflation rate down to 6 % in August This means bettor and team are one so long as bettor is clutching a computerized betting slip in his sweaty palms.