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SLIP, verb intransitive [Latin labor, to slide.]
1. To slide; to glide; to move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling or stepping.
2. To slide; not to tread firmly. Walk carefully, lest your foot should slip
3. TO move or fly out of place; usually without; as, a bone may slip out of its place.
4. To sneak; to slink; to depart or withdraw secretly; with away. Thus one tradesman slips away to give his partner fairer play.
5. To err; to fall into error or fault. One slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart.
6. To glide; to pass unexpectedly or imperceptibly. And thrice the flitting shadow slipp'd away.
7. To enter by oversight. An error may slip into a copy, notwithstanding all possible car.
8. To escape insensibly; to be lost. Use the most proper methods to retain the ideas you have acquired, for the mind is ready to let many of them slip
SLIP, verb transitive
1.To convey secretly. He tried to slip a powder into her drink.
2. To omit; to lose by negligence. Let us not slip the occasion. And slip no advantage that may secure you.
3. To part twigs from the branches or stem of a tree. The branches also may be slipped and planted.
4. To escape from; to leave slily. Lucentio slipp'd me like his greyhound. From is here understood.
5. To let loose; as, to slip the hounds.
6. To throw off; to disengage one's self from; as, a horse slip his bridle.
7. To pass over or omit negligently; as, to slip over that main points of a subject.
8. To tear off; as, to slip off a twig.
9. To suffer abortion; to miscarry; as a beast.
TO slip A CABLE, to veer out and let go the end.
TO slip ON, to put on in haste or loosely; as to slip on a gown or coat.
1. A sliding; act of slipping.
2. An unintentional error or fault.
3. A twig separated from the main stock; as the slip of a vine.
4. A leash or string by which a dog is held; so called from its being so made as to slip or become loose by relaxation of the hand.
5. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion.
6. A long narrow piece; as a slip of paper.
7. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. [Not in use.]
8. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge-tools.
9. A particular quantity of yarn.
10. An opening between wharves or in a dock.
11. A place having a gradual descent on the bank of a river or harbor, convenient for ship-building.
12. A long seat or narrow pew in churches.
SLIP'-BOARD, noun A board sliding in grooves.
SLIP'-KNOT, noun A bow-knot; a knot which will not beat a strain, or which os easily untied.
1. A kind of shoe consisting of a sole and vamp without quarters, which may be slipped on with ease and worn in undress; a slip-shoe.
2. A kind of apron for children, to be slipped over their other clothes to keep them clean.
3. A plant. [Latin crepis.]
4. A kind of iron slide or lock for the use of a heavy wagon.
SLIP'PER, adjective Slippery [Not in use.]
SLIP'PERED, adjective Wearing slippers.
SLIP'PERILY, adverb [from slippery.] In a slippery manner.
1. The state or quality of being slippery; lubricity; smoothness; glibness; as the slipperiness of ice or snow; the slipperiness of the tongue.
2. Uncertainty; want of firm footing.
3. Lubricity of character.
1. Smooth; glib; having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; as, oily substances render things slippery
2. Not affording firm footing or confidence; as a slippery promise. The slipp'ry tops of human state.
3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away. The slipp'ry god will try to loose his hold.
4. Not standing firm, as slippery standers.
5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; as the slippery state of kings.
6. Not certain in its effect; as a slippery trick.
7. Lubrious; wanton; unchaste.
SLIP'PY, adjective Slippery. [Not in use.]
SLIP'SHOD, adjective [slip and shod.] Wearing shoes like slippers, without pulling up the quarters.
SLIP'STRING, noun [slip and string.] One that has shaken off restraint; a prodigal; called also slopthrift, but I believe seldom or never used.