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’

SYNONYMS
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

    give someone the slip

    ‘we gave them the slip at the station’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    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

    informal

    ditch

    British informal

    get shot of

    archaic

    bilk

    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

    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

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    go bung

    archaic

    decease, depart this life, exit

    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