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Verb
Present participle for to lose one's footing (and slide or fall unintentionally)
“The guide warned us that it was all too easy to slip on the steep slopes during our hike.”
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Present participle for to go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice
“Elvis decided to slip quietly out the backdoor.”
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Present participle for to insert or introduce in a stealthy way
“When the moment is right, slip the topic of a job promotion into the conversation.”
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Present participle for to pass or change to a worse condition
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“Pre-tax profits in the first half would slip back by 25 percent compared to the previous year.”
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Present participle for to drop to a lower level
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“The bank's share price is expected to slip to an all-time low.”
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Present participle for to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
“The hours would slip by so quickly that she had no time to brood.”
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(of an object) Present participle for to accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone's grasp
“The gun, slick with sweat, began to slip from his hand, but he gripped it tightly.”
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Present participle for to put (something) in a particular place or position quietly, quickly, or stealthily
“Rub the ball with a little oil and slip it into a plastic bag.”
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(slip into) Present participle for to put on (a garment) quickly and easily
“Christopher found his pants and would hurriedly slip into them.”
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(slip out of) Present participle for to take off (a garment) quickly and easily
“Once in the bathroom, she would quickly slip out of her clothes to have a rushed shower.”
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Present participle for to shed one's skin or shell
“These freshwater crabs slip their shells yearly.”
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Present participle for to loosen or disentangle
“At night, he'd slip the tie off, careful to make sure that all he needed to do for the next wear was reverse the steps.”
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Present participle for to commit a mistake or error
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“It was inevitable that someone would slip by saying something they didn't necessarily mean.”
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Present participle for to import or export, illicitly or by stealth
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Present participle for to put a body part, such as a bone or joint, out of its usual place
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Present participle for to replace one's clothing
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for to make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements
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Present participle for to change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
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(of liquid) Present participle for to flow from
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Present participle for to break free from confinement or control
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Present participle for to fail to discharge properly
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Present participle for to provide, or transfer possession of, something to someone
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Present participle for to get out of the way of
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Present participle for to make known, especially confidential information and in a discrete manner
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Present participle for to fail to execute a skill
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Present participle for to implant or insert something, especially something organic
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Slipping back
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Present participle for become less intense, violent, or severe
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Present participle for to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Present participle for to turn or cause to turn aside from a course
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Present participle for to give (someone) a sum of money as a reward for a service
Noun
A decline from previously high standards
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Noun
The act or state of slipping, especially from a secure location
Adjective
Moving or leading towards a lower place or level
Adjective
Reverting to an earlier and inferior condition
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