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Topic: CLOTHES

Sense: 1,8
Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: Middle Low German slippe 'split, slit, flap'
Sense: 2-7, 9
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: SLIP1
Sense: 10
Origin: Old English slypa 'slime'

slip

2 noun
     
slip2
1

paper

[countable] a small or narrow piece of paper:
an order slip
a betting slip
payslip
2

mistake

[countable] a small mistake:
Molly knew she could not afford to make a single slip.
3

slip of the tongue/pen

a small mistake you make when you are speaking or writing, especially by using the wrong word:
It was just a slip of the tongue.
Freudian slip
4

give somebody the slip

informal to escape from someone who is chasing you:
Somehow she'd given them the slip.
5

clothing

[countable]DCC a piece of underwear, similar to a thin dress or skirt, that a woman wears under a dress or skirt:
a white silk slip
6

getting worse

[countable usually singular] an occasion when something becomes worse or lower
slip in
a slip in house prices
7

slide

[countable] an act of sliding a short distance or of falling by sliding
8

a slip of a girl/boy etc

old-fashioned a small thin young person - often used humorously
9

cricket

[countable usually plural]DSC a part of the field where players stand, trying to catch the ball in cricket
10

clay

[uncountable] technicalTIP a mixture of clay and water that is used for decorating pots
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