SLIP

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Slip \Slip\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Slipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slipping}.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. sl[imac]pan (in comp.), akin to G. schleifen to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. sl[imac]fan to slide, glide, make smooth, Icel. sl[imac]pa to whet; cf. also AS. sl?pan, Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen, schl?pfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root form. Cf. {Slope}, noun]

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Slip \Slip\, noun [AS. slipe, slip.]

1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.

2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.

This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom. --Fuller.

3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.

A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak.

The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.

4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.

Moonlit slips of silver cloud. --Tennyson.

A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon Sure to be rounded into beauty soon. --Longfellow.

5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.

We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S. Baker.

6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip. --Shak.

7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.

8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically: (a) A loose garment worn by a woman. (b) A child's pinafore. (c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip. (d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.]

9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. [Obs.] --Shak.

10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.

11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.

12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]

13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.

14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]

15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]

16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door. [U. S.]

17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity. --Knight.

18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.

19. (Zool.) A fish, the sole.

20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively {short slip}, and {long slip}.

22. (Mach.) (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips. (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

23. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To give one the slip}, to slip away from one; to elude one.

{Slip dock}. See under {Dock}.

{Slip link} (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.

{Slip rope} (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured preparatory to slipping. --Totten.

{Slip stopper} (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the anchor suddenly.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Slip \Slip\, verb (used with an object)

1. To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.

He tried to slip a powder into her drink. --Arbuthnot.

2. To omit; to loose by negligence.

And slip no advantage That my secure you. --B. Jonson.

3. To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.

The branches also may be slipped and planted. --Mortimer.

4. To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.

Lucento slipped me like his greyhound. --Shak.

5. To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.

6. To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.

{To slip a cable}. (Naut.) See under {Cable}.

{To slip off}, to take off quickly; as, to slip off a coat.

{To slip on}, to put on in haste or loosely; as, to slip on a gown or coat.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pew \Pew\ (p[=u]), noun [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other distinguished persons sat, Gr. po'dion, dim. of poy's, podo's, foot; -- hence the Latin sense of a raised place (orig. as a rest or support for the foot). See {Foot}, and cf. {Podium}, {Poy}.]

1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; -- sometimes called {slip}. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow.

2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold. [Obs.] --Pepys. --Milton.

{Pew opener}, an usher in a church. [Eng.] --Dickens.

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

slip

noun

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}]

verb

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}, {slip}]

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}]


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