What is slip?

  • (verb): Move out of position.
    Synonyms: dislocate, luxate, splay
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on slip:

Slip - Other Uses
... Slip (cricket), a fielding position in cricket Slip (clothing), a woman's underdress or underskirt Slip (fish), also known as Black Sole Slip (horticulture), a small cutting of a plant as a ... Once loaded angle the slip back to carry the material to a stockpile ... At the stockpile, angle the slip down so that it catches and the horsepower will flip it effectively dumping the load ...
LNER Peppercorn Class A2 60532 Blue Peter - Preservation - 1994 Accident
... As the train departed south across Durham viaduct an initial slip was poorly controlled by the driver, who then reopened the regulator too early, probably worried about stalling on the bank up to ... The force of the initial slip caused the boiler to prime, carrying water over into the regulator valve and jamming it open ... This allowed passage of steam through to the cylinders, perpetuating the slip and accelerating the driving wheels ...
Slippery - Other Uses
... Slip (cricket), a fielding position in cricket Slip (clothing), a woman's underdress or underskirt Slip (fish), also known as Black Sole Slip (horticulture), a small cutting of a plant as a ...
Slip Line Field
... A Slip Line Field or Slip line field theory, is a technique often used to analyze the stresses and forces involved in the major deformation of metals, using ...
Shared Land Information Platform
... The Shared Land Information Platform, otherwise known as SLIP, is the concept of sharing the Government of Western Australia's (WA) land and geographic information ... The aim of SLIP is to improve access and use of spatial data within government, business and the community ... SLIP was developed in response to the Government of WA's strategic planning framework “Better Planning, Better Services” ...

More definitions of "slip":

  • (verb): Pass on stealthily.
    Synonyms: sneak
  • (verb): Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner.
    Synonyms: skid, slue, slew, slide
  • (verb): To make a mistake or be incorrect.
    Synonyms: err, mistake
  • (noun): A flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air.
    Synonyms: sideslip
  • (noun): Artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material.
    Synonyms: strip
  • (noun): The act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning).
    Synonyms: elusion, eluding
  • (verb): Insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly.
    Example: "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
  • (noun): A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc..
    Synonyms: slip-up, miscue, parapraxis
  • (noun): A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.
    Synonyms: cutting
  • (noun): A young and slender person.
    Example: "He's a mere slip of a lad"
  • (noun): Potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics.
  • (verb): Move smoothly and easily.
  • (noun): A small sheet of paper.
    Example: "A receipt slip"
    Synonyms: slip of paper
  • (verb): Move stealthily.
    Synonyms: steal
  • (noun): An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall.
    Example: "He blamed his slip on the ice"
    Synonyms: trip

Famous quotes containing the word slip:

    A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don’t slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
    Pablo Neruda (1904–1973)

    One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people’s throats—and one always secretes too much jelly.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    One slip can cause hatreds that last forever.
    Chinese proverb.