slip

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slip is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
slip

Third-person singular
slips

Past tense
slipped

Past participle
slipped

Present participle
slipping

Parts of the earth slip along each other when an earthquake happens
  1. (intransitive) When something slides, or moves a small distance while touching what it's on, we say it slips.
    The hat slipped down until it covered her eyes.
  2. (intransitive) When someone or something moves without wanting to move, we say it slips.
    My foot slipped when I stepped on some ice, and I almost fell.
  3. (intransitive) When someone moves quickly and quietly so that other people won't see them move, we say the person slips.
    I slipped into the kitchen to start washing dishes while people were talking.

Noun[change]

Singular
slip

Plural
slips

A slip
  1. (countable) A slip is a small mistake.
  2. (countable) A slip is a piece of clothing like a small white skirt, that a woman sometimes wears hidden under her skirt or dress.
  3. (countable) A slip is a small piece of paper.

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