Slip in a sentence as a noun

Yes, they may do it for a bit, but then they slip and get a coffee one morning.

It is his fault for letting things slip and not managing it properly so it could finish on time.

It's taken me quite awhile to get back to being a normal, nice, human being, sometimes I still slip up in real life.

Things settled down...But, as they often do, stress started creeping back into my life and my habits started to slip.

Being able to slip in and out of each role when appropriate is very healthy and far from insincere.

Well, the middle manager miscalculated and let it slip.

Sure, the industry has some slimeballs and some slip through, but not so brazenly, and they at least are supposed to feel bad about it.

Sometimes food producers slip and ship contaminated products which **** people.

Yeah, I saw the company slip in the "Open-source software is a community product and you may not use our co-bundles with it" line.

If you want to be perfectly safe, you'll never leave your house in case you catch a germ, get in a car accident or even slip on a banana peel.

Slip in a sentence as a verb

In case of discrepancies between the print and electronic versions of a slip opinion, the print version controls.

" It's tempting to slip back into a world where you're not benefiting anybody and profiting thereby.

Ever scarier, while juggling 100 other startup tasks, you might let a bad candidate slip through the cracks, into the interview process, and then actually hire them.

" There are a lot of engineers who operate in that mode, do their assigned tasks at an acceptable quality level and without too much schedule slip.

In case of discrepancies between the slip opinion and any later official version of the opinion, the later version controls.

Moreover, a slip opinion is replaced within a few months by a paginated version of the case in the preliminary print, and--one year after the issuance of that print--by the final version of the case in a U. S. Reports bound volume.

If in the course of a lecture I stated an unsolved problem, the chances were he'd come to me at the end of the lecture with the complete solution scribbled on a slip of paper.

No, researchers could theoretically slip a difficult-to-detect trojan into Ivy Bridge if they controlled the manufacturing process for the chip.

As was shown on a recent post - Linus reverted to swearing in his native tongue because English wasn't sufficiently rude enough for him, and those who let the fuckup slip through all admitted their fault and identified that they would take steps to ensure it didn't happen again.

I can tell you, unequivocally, that the users of our product have a distinct lack of tolerance with regard to "lack of attention to detail".We've had a debug message or two slip through to production, and the conversation that follows is never comfortable.

Slip definitions


a socially awkward or tactless act

See also: gaffe solecism gaucherie


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

See also: slip-up miscue parapraxis


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


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

See also: cutting


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


a place where a craft can be made fast

See also: mooring moorage berth


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

See also: trip


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

See also: slickness slick slipperiness


artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

See also: strip


a small sheet of paper; "a receipt slip"


a woman's sleeveless undergarment

See also: chemise shimmy shift teddy


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

See also: case pillowcase


an unexpected slide

See also: skid sideslip


a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air

See also: sideslip


the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

See also: elusion eluding


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

See also: steal


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


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

See also: skid slue slew slide


get worse; "My grades are slipping"


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


to make a mistake or be incorrect

See also: mistake


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

See also: sneak


move easily; "slip into something comfortable"


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


pass out of one's memory


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

See also: dislocate luxate splay