"slips" in the noun sense
1. faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie
a socially awkward or tactless act
2. slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis
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
4. cutting, slip
a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
a young and slender person
"he's a mere slip of a lad"
6. mooring, moorage, berth, slip
a place where a craft can be made fast
7. slip, trip
an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
"he blamed his slip on the ice"
"the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
8. slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip
a slippery smoothness
"he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
9. strip, slip
artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
10. slip, slip of paper
a small sheet of paper
"a receipt slip"
"a withdrawal slip"
11. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddy
a woman's sleeveless undergarment
12. case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip
bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
"the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
13. skid, slip, sideslip
an unexpected slide
14. slip, sideslip
a flight maneuver aircraft slides sideways in the air
15. slip, elusion, eluding
the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
"slips" in the verb sense
1. steal, slip
"The ship slipped away in the darkness"
insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
"He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
3. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide
move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
"the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
4. slip, drop off, drop away, fall away
"My grades are slipping"
move smoothly and easily
"the bolt slipped into place"
"water slipped from the polished marble"
6. err, mistake, slip
to make a mistake or be incorrect
7. slip, sneak
pass on stealthily
"He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
"slip into something comfortable"
cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
"he slipped the bolt into place"
10. slip, slip one's mind
pass out of one's memory
11. dislocate, luxate, splay, slip
move out of position
"the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
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