slip

slip
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. glide, slide; misstep; steal; escape, elapse; blunder, err; don. —n. misstep, slide; blunder, error; scion, graft; faux pas, indiscretion; undergarment; pillowcase; dock; strip, sheet; chit, girl; ceramic, cement. See descent, clothing, travel.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Error]
Syn. lapse, misdeed, indiscretion; see error 1 .
2. [Misstep]
Syn. slide, skid, stumble; see fall 1 .
3. [Undergarment]
Syn. underclothing, lingerie, half-slip, chemise, camisole; see also clothes , underwear .
4. [Piece of paper]
Syn. piece, sheet, leaf; see paper 1 .
See Synonym Study at error .
give someone the slip*,
Syn. get away, slip away, escape (from); see leave 1 .
v.
1. [To slide]
Syn. glide, shift, move; see slide 1 .
2. [To err]
Syn. slip up, blunder, mistake, make a mistake.
let slip,
3.
Syn. miss, fail with, slip up*; see drop 2 , neglect 1 , 2 .
4.
Syn. tell, divulge, let out; see reveal 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. fall trip, stumble, misstep, slide, tumble, spill.
2. error mistake, lapse, slip of the tongue (lapsus linguae), slip of the pen (lapsus calami), *Freudian slip, faux pas, blunder, *boner, *howler, oversight.
3. woman's undergarment petticoat, chemise, lingerie.
4. slip of paper note, receipt, voucher.
II
v.
1. fall trip, stumble, misstep, slide, tumble, take a spill, topple, lose one's balance, take a header, go head over heels, flop.
2. make a mistake make an error, err, let slip, lapse, blunder, bungle, *goof, *screw up, *blow it.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly: glide, glissade, lapse, slide, slither. See MOVE. 2. To move silently and furtively: creep, glide, lurk, mouse, prowl, pussyfoot, skulk, slide, slink, snake, sneak, steal. Slang: gumshoe. See MOVE. 3. To lose one's balance and fall or almost fall: skid, slide, slither. Idiom: take a skid (or slide). See MOVE. 4. To shift or be shifted out of place: slide. See MOVE. 5. To maneuver gently and slowly into place: ease, glide, slide. See CAREFUL, EASY. 6. To free from ties or fasteners: disengage, loose, loosen, unbind, unclasp, undo, unfasten, unloose, unloosen, untie. See TIGHTEN. 7. To get away from (a pursuer): elude, evade, lose, shake off, throw off. Slang: shake. Idiom: give someone the shake (or slip). See SEEK. 8. To bring forth a nonviable fetus prematurely: abort, miscarry. See REPRODUCTION. 9. To displace (a bone) from a socket or joint: dislocate, throw out. Idiom: throw out of joint. See HELP. 10. To decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually: drop off, fall off, sag. See INCREASE. 11. To make an error or mistake: err, miscue, mistake, slip up, stumble, trip up. See CORRECT. 12. To undergo moral deterioration: fall, sink. Idiom: go bad (or wrong). See RIGHT. II noun 1. An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true: erratum, error, inaccuracy, incorrectness, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, slip-up, trip. See CORRECT. 2. A minor mistake: lapse, slip-up. Informal: fluff. See CORRECT.

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