- lose one's footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance；(of an object) accidentally slide or move out of position or from someone's grasp
- an act of sliding unintentionally for a short distance；relative movement of an object or surface and a solid surface in contact with it.
verb: slip, 3rd person present: slips, gerund or present participle: slipping, past tense: slipped, past participle: slipped
noun: slip, plural noun: slips
- 1. lose one's footing and slide unintentionally for a short distance I slipped over on the ice he kept slipping in the mud 同義詞
- ▪ (of an object) 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 同義詞
- ▪ fail to grip or make proper contact with a surface the front wheels began to slip
- 2. go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice we slipped out by a back door I slipped out of bed and into my clothes 同義詞
- ▪ put (something) in a particular place or position quietly, quickly, or stealthily she slipped the map into her pocket Carrie slipped her arm through his 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ put on (a garment) quickly and easily Sarah slipped into a red jacket 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ take off (a garment) quickly and easily in the bathroom she quickly slipped out of her clothes 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. pass or change to a lower, worse, or different condition, typically in a gradual or imperceptible way many people feel standards have slipped the bank's shares slipped 1.5p to 227p 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ informal be behaving in a way that is not up to one's usual level of performance you're slipping, Doyle—you need a holiday 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. escape or get loose from (a means of restraint) the giant balloon slipped its moorings
- ▪ (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 they slipped the hounds, the hare racing for the side of the hill
- ▪ move (a stitch) to the other needle without knitting it slip the next twelve stitches on to a stitch holder
- ▪ release (the clutch of a motor vehicle) slightly or for a moment I gunned the engine, slipping the clutch slightly
- ▪ disengage (a ship's anchor) when leaving a port in haste they slipped their cables rather than stay to weigh anchor
- ▪ (of an animal) produce (dead young) prematurely; abort if you twist a mare's back too sharply it can slip foal
- 1. an act of sliding unintentionally for a short distance a single slip could send them plummeting down the mountainside 同義詞
- ▪ 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 downwards towards the centre of curvature of a turn the slip is used to get rid of excess height the effects of slight slip on turns
- ▪ the extent of relative horizontal displacement of corresponding points on either side of a fault plane a slip plane
- 2. a fall to a lower level or standard a continued slip in house prices
- ▪ a minor or careless mistake the judge made a slip in his summing up
- 3. a loose-fitting garment, typically a short petticoat a silk slip a slip dress 同義詞
- 4. a fielding position (often one of two or more in an arc) close behind the batter on the off side, for catching balls edged by the batter he was caught in the slips for 32 King is at first slip
- ▪ a fielder at slip.
- 5. short for slipway
- 6. a leash which enables a dog to be released quickly Tommy bolted off like a greyhound released from the slips
- 7. short for slip stitch