Definition for SLIP

SLIP, v.i. [Sax. slepan; D. sleppen; Sw. slippa; Dan. sliipper; G. schlüpfen, schliefen; W. yslib, smooth, glib, from llib; L. labor, to slide.]

  1. To slide; to glide; to move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling or stepping.
  2. To slide; not to tread firmly. Walk carefully, lest your foot should slip.
  3. To move or fly out of place; usually with out; as, a bone may slip out of its place. – Wiseman.
  4. To sneak; to slink; to depart or withdraw secretly; with away. Thus one tradesman slips away, / To give his partner fairer play. – Prior.
  5. To err; to fall into error or fault. One slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart. – Ecclus.
  6. To glide; to pass unexpectedly or imperceptibly. And thrice the flitting shadow slipp'd away. – Dryden.
  7. To enter by oversight. An error may slip into a copy, notwithstanding all possible care.
  8. To escape insensibly; to be lost. Use the most proper methods to retain the ideas you have acquired, for the mind is ready to let many of them slip. – Watts.

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