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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slip v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slipped p. pr. & vb. n. Slipping.]
 1. To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.
 2. To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip.
 3. To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
 4. To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work.
 Thus one tradesman slips away,
 To give his partner fairer play.   --Prior.
    Thrice the flitting shadow slipped away.   --Dryden.
 5. To err; to fall into error or fault.
    There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.   --Ecclus. xix. 16.
 To let slip, to loose from the slip or noose, as a hound; to allow to escape.
    Cry, =\“Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war.\=   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : moving as on a slippery surface; "his slipping and
            slithering progress over the ice" [syn: slithering]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See slip