Synonyms of slip in English

: slip1slip2


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1‘she slipped on the ice’

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’

fall, drop, slide

3‘we slipped out by a back door’

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

4‘many people feel standards have slipped’

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


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

drop, go down, sink, slump, tumble, plunge, plummet, fall off a cliff, decrease, depreciate
informal crash, nosedive


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

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’

put, tuck, stow, insert
informal pop, stick, shove, stuff


8‘Sarah slipped into a black velvet skirt’

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

take off

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

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

put on

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

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

tie, do up


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

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

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

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’

underskirt, petticoat, underslip, half-slip

Synonyms of slip in English

: slip1slip2


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See UK English definition of slip

See Spanish definition of decaer


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

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’

cutting, graft
scion, shoot, offshoot, sprout, sprig, runner


    slip up

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

    make a mistake, blunder, make a blunder, get something wrong, miscalculate, make an error, trip up, err, go wrong
    make a boo-boo, screw up, make a howler, muff something up
    British boob, cock something up, drop a clanger, make a bloomer
    North American goof up
    give someone the slip

    ‘we gave them the slip at the station’

    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
    let something slip

    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

    keep something secret

    slip away

    1‘how did they manage to slip away?’

    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’

    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’

    small, slender, slim, slight, slightly built, petite, little, tiny, diminutive, elfin, dainty, delicate, frail
    Scottish wee
    informal pint-sized