- a woman's undergarment, sleeveless and usually having shoulder straps, extending from above the bust down to the hemline of the outer dress.
- an underskirt, as a half-slip or petticoat.
- the difference between output speed and input or theoretical speed in certain fluid or electromagnetic devices, as couplings or motors.
- (in pumps) the difference between the actual volume of water or other liquid delivered by a pump during one complete stroke and the theoretical volume as determined by calculation of the displacement.
- the position of a fielder who stands behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper.
- the fielder playing this position.
- the relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault, measured along the fault plane.
- a small fault.
- to depart quietly or unobtrusively; steal off.
- to recede; slowly vanish: All those facts I had memorized just slipped away.
Idioms about slip
Origin of slip1
OTHER WORDS FROM slipslipless, adjectiveslip·ping·ly, adverb
Words nearby slip
Other definitions for slip (2 of 4)
Origin of slip2
Other definitions for slip (3 of 4)
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How to use slip in a sentence
The man stuffs the slip in his wallet, where it’s soon forgotten.Easy interventions like revamping forms help people show up to court|Sujata Gupta|October 8, 2020|Science News
Your stay comes with a slip on Lake Glenville, where you can launch the property’s complimentary canoe, kayak, and SUPs.
When it was delayed until late August, military officials did not cite a reason for the schedule slip.Delta IV Heavy rocket delayed again, raising concerns of aging infrastructure|Eric Berger|September 30, 2020|Ars Technica
I’m using an iPhone 11 Pro, but based on the rigidity of the tension on the swivel, I have no doubt that people with larger phones—like the 11 Pro Max—won’t see any slips either.
There are other drawbacks to this as well—doing burpees and other similar movements on a hard surface can hurt you, not to mention that accumulated sweat on wooden or ceramic floors pose a serious slip hazard.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym.|Harry Guinness|September 3, 2020|Popular-Science
Block 3F is slated for release in 2019, but who knows how much that will slip?New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I know that Detroit is losing market share in auto sales, but how did they let the Motown sound slip out of their hands?
Both Time and CNN reinstated Zakaria after determining the slip-up was “an isolated incident.”Can Fareed Zakaria Survive A Plagiarism Firestorm?|Lloyd Grove|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To his fellow survivors and to the audience, this delusion indicates another slip on a downward spiral.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.
So my mother begged me to slip into the Rooms, with what was left, and try to get something back.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
What the economist does is to slip out of the difficulty altogether by begging the whole question.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Only then did I own that by hook or by crook—and mostly by crook, I was forced to suspect—they had purposely given me the slip.
It's easy for a prisoner t' slip a note to a friend that happens t' be mountin' guard.
British Dictionary definitions for slip (1 of 3)
- (tr) to operate (the clutch of a motor vehicle) so that it partially disengages
- (intr) (of the clutch of a motor vehicle) to fail to engage, esp as a result of wear
- to allow to escape
- to say unintentionally
- the position of the fielder who stands a little way behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper
- the fielder himself
Derived forms of slipslipless, adjective
Word Origin for slip
British Dictionary definitions for slip (2 of 3)
- a long galley
- a less common name for a galley proof
Word Origin for slip
British Dictionary definitions for slip (3 of 3)
Word Origin for slip
Other Idioms and Phrases with slip
In addition to the idioms beginning with slip
- slip a cog
- slip of the lip
- slip one's mind
- slip out
- slip something over on
- slip through one's fingers
- slip up
- give the slip
- let slip