Synonyms of slip in English

: slip1slip2

slip1


See definition of slip

verb

1‘she slipped on the ice’

SYNONYMS

slide, skid, slither, glide

fall over, fall, lose one's balance, lose one's footing, miss one's footing, stumble, tumble, trip

2‘the envelope slipped through Luke's fingers’

SYNONYMS

fall, drop, slide

3‘we slipped out by a back door’

SYNONYMS

creep, steal, sneak, slide, sidle, slope, slink, pad, tiptoe, pussyfoot, edge, move quietly, move stealthily, insinuate oneself

4‘many people feel standards have slipped’

SYNONYMS

decline, deteriorate, degenerate, worsen, get worse, fall, fall off, drop, decay, backslide, regress

informal go downhill, go to the dogs, go to pot, go down the tube, go down the tubes, go down the toilet, hit the skids

ANTONYMS

improve

5‘the bank's shares slipped 1.5p to 227p’

SYNONYMS

drop, go down, sink, slump, tumble, plunge, plummet, decrease, depreciate

informal crash, nosedive

ANTONYMS

rise

6‘the hours slipped by so quickly that she had no time to brood’

SYNONYMS

pass, elapse, go by, go past, roll by, roll past, glide by, glide past, slide by, slide past, fly by, fly past, steal by, steal past, tick by, tick past, wear on

7‘she slipped the map into her pocket’

SYNONYMS

put, tuck, stow, insert

informal pop, stick, shove, stuff

ANTONYMS

remove

8‘Sarah slipped into a black velvet skirt’

SYNONYMS

put on, pull on, don, clothe oneself in, dress oneself in, get into, climb into, fling on, throw on

pour oneself into

change into

informal tog oneself out in, tog oneself up in, doll oneself up in

ANTONYMS

take off

9‘in the bathroom she quickly slipped out of her clothes’

SYNONYMS

take off, remove, pull off, peel off, shrug off, discard, shed, divest oneself of, doff, fling off, fling aside, climb out of

undo, unfasten, unbutton, unzip

ANTONYMS

put on

10‘he was already slipping the knot of his tie’

SYNONYMS

untie, unfasten, undo, loosen, disentangle, untangle, unsnarl

ANTONYMS

tie, do up


noun

1‘a single slip could send them plummeting down the mountainside’

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false step, misstep, slide, skid, fall, trip, tumble

2‘I may have made a slip I can never forgive myself for’

SYNONYMS

mistake, error, blunder, miscalculation, gaffe, faux pas, slip of the pen, slip of the tongue

oversight, omission

indiscretion, impropriety, lapse

inaccuracy, fault, defect

informal slip-up, boo-boo, boner, howler, fail

British informal boob, clanger, bloomer

North American informal goof, blooper, bloop

lapsus linguae, lapsus calami

3‘a silk slip’

SYNONYMS

underskirt, petticoat, underslip, half-slip


Synonyms of slip in English

: slip1slip2

slip2


See definition of slip

noun

1‘she wrote the number down on a slip of paper’

SYNONYMS

piece of paper, scrap of paper, paper, sheet, note

chit, coupon, voucher

informal stickie

trademark Post-it, Post-it note

2‘they took seeds or slips from rare and threatened plants’

SYNONYMS

cutting, graft

scion, shoot, offshoot, sprout, sprig, runner


Phrases

    let something slip

      SYNONYMS

      reveal, disclose, divulge, let out, give away, come out with, blurt out, leak

      give the game away

      informal

      let on, blab, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans

      British informal

      blow the gaff

      archaic

      discover

      ANTONYMS

      keep something secret

    slip away

      1‘how did they manage to slip away?’

      SYNONYMS

      escape, make one's escape, get away, break free, make one's getaway, abscond, decamp

      disappear, vanish

      informal

      fly the coop

      British informal

      do a bunk, do a runner

      North American informal

      take a powder

      2‘she slipped away in her sleep at two o'clock in the morning’

      SYNONYMS

      die, pass away, pass on, expire, breathe one's last, go, go to meet one's maker, shuffle off this mortal coil, go to one's last resting place, go the way of all flesh, cross the Styx

      informal

      pop off, snuff it, croak, kick the bucket, give up the ghost, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, conk out, flatline

      British informal

      pop one's clogs, peg out, hop the stick, hop the twig

      North American informal

      check out, hand in one's dinner pail

      NZ Australian informal

      go bung

      archaic

      decease, depart this life, exit

    slip up

      ‘we can't afford to slip up like that again’

      SYNONYMS

      make a mistake, blunder, make a blunder, get something wrong, miscalculate, make an error, trip up, err, go wrong

      make a bloomer, make a boo-boo, screw up, make a howler, muff something up

      British

      boob, cock something up, drop a clanger

      North American

      goof up

    give someone the slip

      ‘we gave them the slip at the station’

      SYNONYMS

      escape from, get away from, evade, dodge, elude, lose, shake off, throw off, throw off the scent, get clear of, get rid of, get free from, break away from, leave behind

      ditch

      British

      get shot of

      archaic

      bilk

    a slip of a …

      ‘it amazed him that such a slip of a girl could be so strong’

      SYNONYMS

      small, slender, slim, slight, slightly built, petite, little, tiny, diminutive, elfin, dainty, delicate, frail

      Scottish

      wee

      informal

      pint-sized