slipping Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb move stealthily
- The ship slipped away in the darkness
verb insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
- He slipped some money into the waiter's hand
verb move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
slew; slide; skid; slip; slue.
- the wheels skidded against the sidewalk
verb get worse
drop off; drop away; slip; fall away.
- My grades are slipping
verb move smoothly and easily
- the bolt slipped into place
- water slipped from the polished marble
verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
slip; err; mistake.
verb pass on stealthily
- He slipped me the key when nobody was looking
verb move easily
- slip into something comfortable
verb cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
- he slipped the bolt into place
verb pass out of one's memory
slip one's mind; slip.
verb move out of position
splay; dislocate; slip; luxate.
- dislocate joints
- the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically
adjective satellite moving as on a slippery surface
- his slipping and slithering progress over the ice
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