slip Definition

  • 1to slide without intending to
  • 2a small mistake or error
  • 3a piece of clothing worn under a skirt or dress

Using slip: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "slip" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I slipped on the ice and fell.

  • Example

    He slipped up and revealed the secret.

  • Example

    She wore a slip under her wedding dress.

slip Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with slip

  • an unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings


    When he called his new girlfriend by his ex-girlfriend's name, it was considered a Freudian slip.

  • an unintentional error in speech


    When she accidentally said 'goodbye' instead of 'hello,' it was just a slip of the tongue.

  • to escape from someone who is chasing you


    The thief gave the police the slip and disappeared into the crowd.


Summary: slip in Brief

The term 'slip' [slɪp] can be used as a verb to describe sliding unintentionally, or as a noun to describe a small mistake or error. It can also refer to a piece of clothing worn under a skirt or dress. Phrases like 'Freudian slip' and 'slip of the tongue' denote unintentional errors in speech, while 'give someone the slip' means to escape from someone who is chasing you.

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