Synonyms of slipping


1. steal, slip, move

usage: move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"

2. slip, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce

usage: insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"

3. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide, glide

usage: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

4. slip, drop off, drop away, fall away, worsen, decline

usage: get worse; "My grades are slipping"

5. slip, escape, get away, break loose

usage: move smoothly and easily; "the bolt slipped into place"; "water slipped from the polished marble"

6. err, mistake, slip

usage: to make a mistake or be incorrect

7. slip, sneak, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give

usage: pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

8. slip, move

usage: move easily; "slip into something comfortable"

9. slip, move, displace

usage: cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion; "he slipped the bolt into place"

10. slip, slip one's mind, forget, block, blank out, draw a blank

usage: pass out of one's memory

11. dislocate, luxate, splay, slip, move, displace

usage: move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"


1. slipping, slithering, slippery (vs. nonslippery), slippy

usage: moving as on a slippery surface; "his slipping and slithering progress over the ice"

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