Synonyms of slip


1. faux pas, gaffe, solecism, slip, gaucherie, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo

usage: a socially awkward or tactless act

2. slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, mistake, error, fault

usage: a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

3. slip, potter's clay, potter's earth

usage: potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics

4. cutting, slip, stalk, stem

usage: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

5. slip, young person, youth, younker, spring chicken

usage: a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"

6. mooring, moorage, berth, slip, anchorage, anchorage ground

usage: a place where a craft can be made fast

7. slip, trip, mishap, misadventure, mischance

usage: an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"

8. slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip, smoothness

usage: a slippery smoothness; "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

9. strip, slip, artifact, artefact

usage: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

10. slip, slip of paper, sheet, piece of paper, sheet of paper

usage: a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"

11. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddy, undergarment, unmentionable

usage: a woman's sleeveless undergarment

12. case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip, bed linen

usage: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

13. skid, slip, sideslip, slide, glide, coast

usage: an unexpected slide

14. slip, sideslip, flight maneuver, airplane maneuver

usage: a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air

15. slip, elusion, eluding, evasion

usage: the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)


1. steal, slip, move

usage: move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"

2. slip, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce

usage: insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"

3. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide, glide

usage: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

4. slip, drop off, drop away, fall away, worsen, decline

usage: get worse; "My grades are slipping"

5. slip, escape, get away, break loose

usage: move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"

6. err, mistake, slip

usage: to make a mistake or be incorrect

7. slip, sneak, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give

usage: pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

8. slip, move

usage: move easily; "slip into something comfortable"

9. slip, move, displace

usage: cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped the bolt into place"

10. slip, slip one's mind, forget, block, blank out, draw a blank

usage: pass out of one's memory

11. dislocate, luxate, splay, slip, move, displace

usage: move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

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