EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLIP

Fouts, with a slip of paper in his hand, beckoned him from the door of his private office.

A slip of blue paper fluttered to the floor as she unfolded it.

Give her the stick, Nora, or maybe she'll slip on the big stones.

After that she must pin it on, and slip in to stand before his mirror and inspect the result.

He could slip in the trail and break twigs so that Pawnees could read.

I will take the tickets, and slip in yours into your hand as I pass you.

Men cannot slip out of du--out of quarrels as they may out of coats.

"You may have known me as Ahmed Antoun," said the wretch, not dreaming of that slip he had made.

Is there a back door where we can dash out and give them the slip?

"I'll slip into the tent and put you up somethin' for your breakfast and luncheon," she said.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to escape, to move softly and quickly," from an unrecorded Old English word or cognate Middle Low German slippen "to glide, slide," from Proto-Germanic *slipan (cf. Old High German slifan, Middle Dutch slippen, German schleifen "to glide, slide"), from PIE *sleib-, from root *(s)lei- "slimy, sticky, slippery" (see slime (n.)).

From mid-14c. with senses "lose one's footing," "slide out of place," "fall into error or fault." Sense of "pass unguarded or untaken" is from mid-15c. That of "slide, glide" is from 1520s. Transitive sense from 1510s; meaning "insert surreptitiously" is from 1680s. Related: Slipped; slipping. To slip up "make a mistake" is from 1855; to slip through the net "evade detection" is from 1902.

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