- [noun] a socially awkward or tactless act
Synonyms: faux pas, gaffe, solecism, gaucherie
- [noun] a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
Synonyms: -up, miscue, parapraxis
- [noun] potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
- [noun] a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
- [noun] a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
- [noun] a place where a craft can be made fast
Synonyms: mooring, moorage, berth
- [noun] an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
- [noun] a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
Synonyms: slickness, slick, periness
- [noun] artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
- [noun] a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"
Synonyms: of paper
- [noun] a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Synonyms: chemise, shimmy, shift, teddies, teddy
- [noun] bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
Synonyms: case, pillowcase, pillow
- [noun] an unexpected slide
Synonyms: skid, side
- [noun] a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
- [noun] the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
Synonyms: elusion, eluding
- [verb] move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
- [verb] insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
- [verb] move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
Synonyms: skid, slue, slew, slide
- [verb] get worse; "My grades are slipping"
Synonyms: drop off, drop away, fall away
- [verb] move smoothly and easily
- [verb] to make a mistake or be incorrect
Synonyms: err, mistake
- [verb] pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
- [verb] pass out of one's memory
Synonyms: one's mind
- [verb] move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
Synonyms: dislocate, luxate, splay
stumble, slip up, trip up
spill, tumble, fall
cramp, cramp iron
ribbon, typewriter ribbon
weather strip, weather stripping