Definition of slip

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • slip is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • slip is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • slip is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of slip


  • move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. skid
    2. slew
    3. slide
    4. slue
  • move stealthily (verb)

    Examples

    1. The ship slipped away in the darkness

    Synonyms

    1. steal
  • the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. eluding
    2. elusion
  • bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. case
    2. pillow slip
    3. pillowcase
  • an unexpected slide (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. sideslip
    2. skid
  • a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. sideslip
  • a slippery smoothness (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. slick
    2. slickness
    3. slipperiness
  • a socially awkward or tactless act (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. faux pas
    2. gaffe
    3. gaucherie
    4. solecism
  • a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cutting
  • move out of position (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dislocate
    2. luxate
    3. splay
  • a small sheet of paper (noun)

    Examples

    1. a receipt slip
    2. a withdrawal slip

    Synonyms

    1. slip of paper
  • an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall (noun)

    Examples

    1. he blamed his slip on the ice
    2. the jolt caused many slips and a few spills

    Synonyms

    1. trip
  • a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. miscue
    2. parapraxis
    3. slip-up
  • a place where a craft can be made fast (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. berth
    2. moorage
    3. mooring
  • pass out of one's memory (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. slip one's mind
  • pass on stealthily (verb)

    Examples

    1. He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

    Synonyms

    1. sneak
  • artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. strip
  • to make a mistake or be incorrect (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. err
    2. mistake
  • a woman's sleeveless undergarment (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. chemise
    2. shift
    3. shimmy
    4. teddy
  • get worse (verb)

    Examples

    1. My grades are slipping

    Synonyms

    1. drop away
    2. drop off
    3. fall away
  • a young and slender person (noun)

    Examples

    1. he's a mere slip of a lad
  • cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion (verb)

    Examples

    1. he slipped the bolt into place
  • insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly (verb)

    Examples

    1. He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
  • move easily (verb)

    Examples

    1. slip into something comfortable
  • move smoothly and easily (verb)

    Examples

    1. the bolt slipped into place
    2. water slipped from the polished marble
  • potter's clay that is thinned and used for coating or decorating ceramics (noun)

See definition of slip in Merriam Webster

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