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  • n  a socially awkward or tactless act
  • n  a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
  • n  potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics
  • n  a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  • n  a young and slender person
    he's a mere slip of a lad
  • n  a place where a craft can be made fast
  • n  an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall
    he blamed his slip on the ice
    the jolt caused many slips and a few spills
  • n  a slippery smoothness
  • n  artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
  • n  a small sheet of paper
    a receipt slip
  • n  a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  • n  bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
  • n  an unexpected slide
  • n  a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
  • n  the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
  • v  move stealthily
    The ship slipped away in the darkness
  • v  insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
    He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
  • v  move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • v  get worse
    My grades are slipping
  • v  move smoothly and easily
    the bolt slipped into place
    water slipped from the polished marble
  • v  to make a mistake or be incorrect
  • v  pass on stealthily
    He slipped me the key when nobody was looking
  • v  move easily
    slip into something comfortable
  • v  cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
    he slipped the bolt into place
  • v  pass out of one's memory
  • v  move out of position

  • Whether that slip provokes a return to full-blown addiction depends in large part on how the person regards the misstep.
  • Last week the House voted 302-98 to repeal the "pink slip" publicity provision of the Revenue Act of 1934.
  • Manion slips by the Senate .
News & Articles

  • US job openings slip in April; hiring rises
    US job openings slip in April; hiring rises Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:08 am, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in April, but overall hiring rose and the number of people quitting their jobs increased. More hiring and quits ...
    June 14, 2013 - seattlepi.com
  • Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Philip DeBerard Focuses on Prevention of Slip-and-Fall Accidents during National Safety ...
    The Stuart personal injury attorney says most slip, trips and falls at businesses and homes could be prevented by taking reasonable steps to ensure others’ safety. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/stuart-fl-injury-lawyer/slip-and-fall-accidents/prweb10829909.htm
    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Police: Elgin man fakes ‘slip and fall’ injuries
    A 52-year-old man has been charged with insurance fraud after admitting to Elgin police that he filed a series of fake "slip and fall" lawsuits against fast food restaurants and grocery stores. Juventino Guzman, of Elgin, faces four to 15 years in prison and was paid $219,000 in one case, according to police.
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Herald
Quotes

  • President Bush in Telegraph.co.uk
    Without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic, and a distressing scenario would unfold,Mr Bush said as he worked to resurrect the package, which had been lambasted by both sides on Capitol Hill. "Our...
  • Itzhak Perlman in FOXNews
    It would have been a disaster if we had done it any other way,Perlman told the New York Times, which first reported that the music was taped on its Web site Thursday. "This occasion's got to be perfect. You can't have any slip-ups."
  • Robert Gates in Malaysia Sun
    I think it's very important that we not let the success here in Afghanistan slip away from us and that we keep the initiative,Gates said during a news conference today aboard an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III.

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