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Main Entry: 1slip
Inflected Form(s): slipped; slipĚping
Etymology: Middle English slippen "to move by sliding, to move quietly or unnoticed"; of Germanic origin 1 a: to move easily and smoothly : SLIDE <slip the knife into its sheath> b: to move or place quietly or sneakily <slipped from the room> c: to pass without being noticed or used <let the opportunity slip> 2 a: to get away from <slipped his pursuers> b: to free from : SHED <the dog slipped its collar> c: to escape the attention or memory of <it slipped my mind> d: to express or become expressed unintentionally <the secret slipped out> e: to cause to slide open : RELEASE, DISENGAGE <slip a bolt> 3: to let a knitting stitch pass from one needle to another without working a new stitch 4 a: to slide out of place, away from a support, or from one's grasp b: to slide so as to fall or lose balance <slipped on the ice> 5: to cause to slide especially in putting, passing, or inserting easily or quickly <slip into a coat> 6: to fall from some level or standard usually gradually or by degrees