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noun as in loss of foothold

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noun as in decrease

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noun as in piece of paper

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noun as in space for docking

verb as in fall; glide

verb as in lessen, return to a lower quality

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verb as in err

verb as in move sneakily

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Example Sentences

The man stuffs the slip in his wallet, where it’s soon forgotten.

Your stay comes with a slip on Lake Glenville, where you can launch the property’s complimentary canoe, kayak, and SUPs.

When it was delayed until late August, military officials did not cite a reason for the schedule slip.

I’m using an iPhone 11 Pro, but based on the rigidity of the tension on the swivel, I have no doubt that people with larger phones—like the 11 Pro Max—won’t see any slips either.

There are other drawbacks to this as well—doing burpees and other similar movements on a hard surface can hurt you, not to mention that accumulated sweat on wooden or ceramic floors pose a serious slip hazard.

Block 3F is slated for release in 2019, but who knows how much that will slip?

Less than a minute into her big break, Slate let slip a highly audible F-bomb instead of the scripted “freaking.”

I know that Detroit is losing market share in auto sales, but how did they let the Motown sound slip out of their hands?

Both Time and CNN reinstated Zakaria after determining the slip-up was “an isolated incident.”

To his fellow survivors and to the audience, this delusion indicates another slip on a downward spiral.

Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.

So my mother begged me to slip into the Rooms, with what was left, and try to get something back.

What the economist does is to slip out of the difficulty altogether by begging the whole question.

Only then did I own that by hook or by crook—and mostly by crook, I was forced to suspect—they had purposely given me the slip.

It's easy for a prisoner t' slip a note to a friend that happens t' be mountin' guard.


On this page you'll find 281 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slip, such as: blunder, error, goof, lapse, misstep, and mistake.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.