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Meaning of slip

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: {faux pas},
           {gaffe}, {solecism}, {slip}, {gaucherie}]
      2: a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or
         writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [syn:
         {slip}, {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}, {slip}]
      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}, {berth}, {slip}]
      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: {slip}, {trip}]
      8: a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the
         tiller" [syn: {slickness}, {slick}, {slipperiness}, {slip}]
      9: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material [syn:
         {strip}, {slip}]
      10: a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip" [syn: {slip}, {slip
          of paper}]
      11: a woman's sleeveless undergarment [syn: {chemise}, {shimmy},
          {shift}, {slip}, {teddy}]
      12: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar
          carried his loot in a pillowcase" [syn: {case},
          {pillowcase}, {slip}, {pillow slip}]
      13: an unexpected slide [syn: {skid}, {slip}, {sideslip}]
      14: a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air [syn:
          {slip}, {sideslip}]
      15: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) [syn:
          {slip}, {elusion}, {eluding}]
      v 1: move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
           [syn: {steal}, {slip}]
      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}, {slip}, {slue}, {slew}, {slide}]
      4: get worse; "My grades are slipping" [syn: {slip}, {drop off},
         {drop away}, {fall away}]
      5: move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place";
         "water slipped from the polished marble"
      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: {slip}, {sneak}]
      8: move easily; "slip into something comfortable"
      9: cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped
         the bolt into place"
      10: pass out of one's memory [syn: {slip}, {slip one's mind}]
      11: move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial
          hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically" [syn:
          {dislocate}, {luxate}, {splay}, {slip}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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