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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Idioms for slip

Origin of slip

1
First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English verb slippen, from Middle Dutch slippen; cognate with Old High German slipfen; late Middle English noun slippe, derivative of or akin to the verb; compare Old High German slipf “a sliding, slipping, error”; akin to slipper2

synonym study for slip

1, 2. See slide. 35. See mistake.

OTHER WORDS FROM slip

slipless, adjectiveslip·ping·ly, adverb

Definition for slip (2 of 4)

slip2
[ slip ]
/ slɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), slipped, slip·ping.

to take slips or cuttings from (a plant).
to take (a part), as a slip from a plant.

Origin of slip

2
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English slip(pe) “edge of a garment,” from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German slippe “flap (of a piece of clothing)”

Definition for slip (3 of 4)

slip3
[ slip ]
/ slɪp /

noun

Ceramics. a clay solution of creamy consistency for coating or decorating biscuit.
a glass-bearing liquid fired onto steel as a cladding, as in making enamelware.

Origin of slip

3
First recorded before 1000; Middle English slyppe, Old English slype “semiliquid mass”; cf. slop1, cowslip

Definition for slip (4 of 4)

slip4
[ slip ]
/ slɪp /

noun Architecture.

a variant of slype.
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British Dictionary definitions for slip (1 of 3)

slip1
/ (slɪp) /

verb slips, slipping or slipped

noun

See also slip up

Derived forms of slip

slipless, adjective

Word Origin for slip

C13: from Middle Low German or Dutch slippen

British Dictionary definitions for slip (2 of 3)

slip2
/ (slɪp) /

noun

verb slips, slipping or slipped

(tr) to detach (portions of stem, etc) from (a plant) for propagation

Word Origin for slip

C15: probably from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slippe to cut, strip

British Dictionary definitions for slip (3 of 3)

slip3
/ (slɪp) /

noun

clay mixed with water to a creamy consistency, used for decorating or patching a ceramic piece

Word Origin for slip

Old English slyppe slime; related to Norwegian slipa slime on fish; see slop 1
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Idioms and Phrases with slip

slip

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