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slip1 / slip/ • v. (slipped , slip·ping ) 1. [intr.] (of a person or animal) slide unintentionally for a short distance, typically losing one's balance or footing: I slipped on the ice he kept slipping in the mud. ∎  (of a thing) accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone's grasp: the envelope slipped through Luke's fingers a wisp of hair had slipped down over her face. ∎  fail to grip or make proper contact with a surface: the front wheels began to slip | [as adj.] (slipping) a badly slipping clutch. ∎  go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice: we slipped out by a back door. ∎  pass or change to a lower, worse, or different condition, typically in a gradual or imperceptible way: many people feel standards have slipped| profits slipped 31 percent. ∎  (be slipping) inf. be behaving in a way that is not up to one's usual level of performance: you're slipping, Joe—you need a vacation. ∎  (slip away/by) (of time) elapse: the night was slipping away. ∎  [tr.] put (something) in a particular place or position quietly, quickly, or stealthily: she slipped the map into her pocket| I slipped him a ten-spot to keep quiet. ∎  (slip into/out of) put on or take off (a garment) quickly and easily. ∎  (slip something in) insert a remark smoothly or adroitly into a conversation. 2. [tr.] escape or get loose from (a means of restraint): the giant balloon slipped its moorings. ∎  [intr.] (slip out) (of a remark) be uttered inadvertently. ∎  (of a thought or fact) fail to be remembered by (one's mind or memory); elude (one's notice): a beautiful woman's address was never likely to slip his mind. ∎  release (an animal, typically a hunting dog) from restraint. ∎  Knitting move (a stitch) to the other needle without knitting it. ∎  release (the clutch of a motor vehicle) slightly or for a moment. ∎  (of an animal) produce (dead young) prematurely; abort. • n. 1. an act of sliding unintentionally for a short distance: a single slip could send them plummeting down the mountainside. ∎  a fall to a lower level or standard: a continued slip in house prices. ∎  relative movement of an object or surface and a solid surface in contact with it. ∎  a reduction in the movement of a pulley or other mechanism due to slipping of the belt, rope, etc. ∎  a sideways movement of an aircraft in flight, typically downward toward the center of curvature of a turn. ∎  Geol. the extent of relative horizontal displacement of corresponding points on either side of a fault plane. 2. a minor or careless mistake: the judge made a slip in his summing up. 3. a woman's loose-fitting, dress- or skirt-length undergarment, suspended by shoulder straps ( full slip) or by an elasticized waistband ( half slip): a silk slip. 4. a slope built leading into water, used for launching and landing boats and ships or for building and repairing them. ∎  a space in which to dock a boat or ship, esp. between two wharves or piers. 5. (also slip leash) a leash that enables a dog to be released quickly. 6. Knitting short for slip stitch: one color at a time should be knitted in striped slip. PHRASES: give someone the slip inf. evade or escape from someone. let something slip 1. reveal something inadvertently in the course of a conversation: Alex had let slip he was married. 2. archaic release a hound from the leash so as to begin the chase: let slip the dogs of war. let something slip through one's fingers (or grasp) lose hold or possession of something. slip of the pen (or the tongue) a minor mistake in writing (or speech).PHRASAL VERBS: slip away depart without saying goodbye; leave quietly or surreptitiously. ∎  slowly disappear; recede or dwindle: his ability to concentrate is slipping away. ∎  die peacefully (used euphemistically): he lay there and quietly slipped away. slip something over on inf. take advantage of (someone) by trickery. slip up inf. make a careless error: they often slipped up when it came to spelling. slip2 • n. 1. a small piece of paper, typically a form for writing on or one giving printed information: his monthly salary slip complete the tear-off slip below. ∎  a long, narrow strip of a thin material such as wood. 2. a cutting taken from a plant for grafting or planting; a scion. PHRASES: a slip of a —— used to denote a small, slim person: you are little more than a slip of a girl. slip3 • n. a creamy mixture of clay, water, and typically a pigment, used esp. for decorating earthenware.

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1. The relative displacement to either side of a fault plane of points which were originally coincident. The total displacement (i.e. the sum of the dip-slip and strike-slip components) is called the ‘net slip’.

2. (translation gliding) The gliding of intracrystalline zones in relation to one another over distances which are integers of the unit pattern.

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slip2 pass lightly, quickly, or quietly XIII; slide, lose foothold or grasp, err XIV; cause to slide, get loose from; let go XVI. prob. — MLG., Du. slippen = MHG. slipfen (cf. SLIPPERY).
Hence slip sb. artificial slope XV; leash for a dog; act of slipping or sliding (cf. landslip XVII); error XVI; garment readily slipped on XVII.

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slip1 semi-liquid mass OE.; curdled milk (now U.S.) XV; semi-liquid cementing material XVII. OE. slipa, slyppe slime (so slipiġ slimy); cf. Norw. slip(a) slime on fish, and SLOP2.

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slip3 small shoot of a plant XV; young person; long and narrow strip XVI. prob. — MLG., MDu. slippe (Du. slip) cut, slit, strip.

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SLIP Computing serial line Internet protocol

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