From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_306_eslipslip1 /slɪp/ ●●●S3W2 verb (slipped, slipping)1fall or slide [intransitive]SLIDE to slide a short distance accidentally, and fall or lose your balance slightlyWright slipped but managed to keep hold of the ball.slip onHe slipped on the ice.► see thesaurus at fall2go somewhere [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to go somewhere, without attracting other people’s attentionSYN slideBen slipped quietly out of the room.One man managed to slip from the club as police arrived.3put something somewhere [transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUT to put something somewhere quietly or smoothlySYN slideAnn slipped the book into her bag.A letter had been slipped under his door.Carrie slipped her arm through her brother’s.► see thesaurus at put4give something to somebody [transitive] to give someone something secretly or without attracting much attentionslip somebody somethingI slipped him a ten-dollar bill to keep quiet.slip something to somebodyCarr slips the ball to King who scores easily.5move [intransitive] to move smoothly, especially off or from somethingAs he bent over, the towel round his waist slipped.slip off/down/from etcHe watched the sun slip down behind the mountains.The ring had slipped off Julia’s finger.Cally slipped from his grasp and fled.6knife [intransitive] if a knife or other toolslips, it moves so that it accidentally cuts the wrong thingThe knife slipped and cut his finger.7get worse [intransitive]WORSE to become worse or lower than beforeStandards have slipped in many parts of the industry.His popularity slipped further after a series of scandals.You’re slipping, Doyle! You need a holiday.8change condition [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to gradually start being in a particular conditionSYN fallslip intoHe had begun to slip into debt.She slipped into unconsciousness and died the next day.The project has slipped behind schedule.9clothes [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition] to put a piece of clothing on your body, or take it off your body, quickly and smoothlyslip something off/onPeter was already at the door slipping on his shoes.slip into/out ofShe slipped out of her clothes and stepped into the shower.10time [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if time slips away, past etc, it passes quicklyslip away/past/byThe search for the missing child continued, but time was slipping away.The hours slipped past almost unnoticed.11 →slip your mind/memory12 →let something slip13get free [transitive]ESCAPE to get free from something that was holding youThe dog slipped his collar and ran away.14 →slip through the net15 →let something slip (through your fingers)16 →slip one over on somebody17 →slip a disc →slip away →slip something ↔ in →slip out →slip up→ See Verb table
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slip• During the meeting, she reached under the table and slipped a note into my hand, • I walked slowly through the mud, trying not to slip and fall.• He slipped and fell. I think he's broken his arm.• Their privatization programs slipped badly last year, and both governments desperately need cash.• These glasses keep slipping down my nose.• The team has been slipping down the league table and really needs some new players if it is to improve.• The results will not be announced before Tuesday, and the timetable may slip even further because of the strike.• Sukarno Loses Control Power was slipping from his hands.• The Americanslipped from second place to fourth.• Standards have slipped in the past few months, and we have to try and improve our performance.• Quietly, in the dark of the night, Myong-Hwan slipped into Boshigol.• Dave slipped me $20 when Jerry wasn't looking.• Her bagslipped off her shoulder.• Then the carrier top will slip off your head and crash down and crush your wrists.• She slipped on the icysidewalk and grabbed Will's arm to steady herself.• Brenda slipped on the icy sidewalk.• As the boys went down the path they slipped on the wet leaves.• He used to make sure his apartment was in immaculate condition, but he's let things slip recently.• The blue rose on stubbywings, twisting acrobatically to slip the blow.• I know it's a private party, but if you slip the doorman $5 he'll let you in.• Be careful you don't slip - the floor's wet.• Standards have really slipped there recently.• With luck he could slip through his legs, get up the stairs, then off through the yard and away.• Sales slipped to $4.5 million from $5 million the previousquarter.• Mansell has now slipped to third position.slip on• I took out my old cardigan and slipped it on.• The girls got out their party dresses, giggling as they slipped them on.• She slipped on a pair of white jeans and a black sleeveless top.slipped from ... grasp• In Hampshire alone Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth all slipped from their grasp.• Long ago, he now realised, Nicholas had slipped from his grasp.• While she was doing this, the child slipped from her grasp, and fell into the river where it was drowned.• The shot slipped from his grasp and nearly flattened the Head's wife.slip into/out of• It was still dark, almost certainly, when she slipped out of bed.• A slightembarrassment fell on them, and her hand slipped out of his.• I have a gut feeling that the old partnerships between nature and culture have momentarily slipped out of our reach.• In the excitement as the applausecommenced, nobody had noticed Stafford slipping out of the lecturehall.• Then he kissed my forehead and quietly slipped out of the room.• And some just feel their children slipping out of their control.slip away/past/by• And on most of the occasions when they had been alone together he hadn't let a chance slip by.• Be careful lads not to let this one slip away!• He had seen totalnucleardisarmament in the grasp of his President, then seen it slip away.• Then once again it slipped away.• Lucenzo looked up as if he'd only just realised she'd slipped away, and seemed taken aback when he saw her.• David McRandall let a seven shot, 15 ends lead, slip away and was beaten 24-23 by Patrick Heade.• And, like her father, it slipped away in one explosive moment.• Everyone had a good time, and no one saw Bill slip away quietly before the cake was served.
slipslip2 ●●○S3 noun1paper [countable]PIECE a small or narrow piece of papera slip of paperan order slipa betting slip →payslip2mistake [countable]MISTAKE a small mistakeMolly knew she could not afford to make a single slip.3 →slip of the tongue/pen4 →give somebody the slip5clothing [countable]DCC a piece of underwear, similar to a thin dress or skirt, that a woman wears under a dress or skirta white silk slip6getting worse [countable usually singular] an occasion when something becomes worse or lowerSYN dropslip ina slip in house prices7slide [countable]SLIDE an act of sliding a short distance or of falling by sliding8 →a slip of a girl/boy etc9cricket [countable usually plural]DSC a part of the field where players stand, trying to catch the ball in cricket10clay [uncountable] technicalTIP a mixture of clay and water that is used for decoratingpots
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slip• Everyone who votes has to fill in a slip of paper in order to register.• The bank clerk handed me an official blue slip to sign.• There was a credit-card slipstapled to the receipt.• She fed the little slips of cardboard one by one into its grindingjaws.• Don't worry -- we all make slips from time to time.• If you make one slip, it could cost you a lot.• People doing this kind of precision work can't afford to make the slightest slip.• A week ago her plan had been to give Travis the slip and catch the first flight out.• I looked through my wallet for last month's wageslip.slip of paper• She opened the bag, dipped in a hand and pulled out a slip of paper.• She thrust the customarytip towards the croupier with a slip of paperwrapped around a plaque.• A slip of paper was attached with Scotchtape.• This consists of slips of paperdescribing nearly 70,000 individual documents.• Stark would pull slips of paper from his pocket, lean over on the windowsill, and scribble on them.• Each grave was allocated a separateslip of paperlisting its artifact types.• Collins laid the attaché case on the low table, consulted the slip of paper and tumbled the rollers.• I pocketed the slip of paper.make ... slip• Bumperbap Serves 1 Make two horizontal slips in a large bap without cutting right through.• But it is equally possible that he could spoil any chances he might have had by making some political slip.• He did make one slip, of course - referring to Kemijärvi.• It doesn't kill them, it merely makes them slip off - a feature which can have important environmentaladvantages.• Terrified of making the slightest slip - Kinnock and the rest played safe - or what they thought was safe.• Authority gravitatedupward, and those on the field felt their ability to make decisions slip away.• As soon as you make a nervous slip, he explodes with anger - humiliating you in front of colleagues.slip in• A few latecomers had slipped into the room and were standing at the back of the audience.• a slip instock prices• Maggie opened the door silently and slipped in.From King Business Dictionaryslipslip1 /slɪp/ verb (slipped, slipping) [intransitive]to become worse or less or fall to a lower amount, standard etc than beforeThere are fears that consumer confidence may be slipping.Earnings per share slipped 2% to 9.9 pence. →slip into something →slip up→ See Verb tableslipslip2 noun1[singular] an occasion when something becomes worse or becomes less or lowerslip inThe slip in demand is seen in other markets besides the U.S.2[countable] a small narrow piece of paperAlways keep your credit card slips.Have you received a confirmation slip? →compliments slip →pay slip →pink slip →sales slipOriginslip1(1200-1300)Middle DutchMiddle Low Germanslippenslip21. (1400-1500)Middle DutchMiddle Low Germanslippe“split, slit, flap”2. (1400-1500) → SLIP13. Old English slypa“slime”