To give one the slip
Slip Slip, n. [AS. slipe, slip.] 1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice. [1913 Webster]

2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step. [1913 Webster]

This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine. [1913 Webster]

A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper. [1913 Webster]

Moonlit slips of silver cloud. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon Sure to be rounded into beauty soon. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

5. A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand. [1913 Webster]

We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster]

6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. (Print.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley. [1913 Webster]

8. Any covering easily slipped on. Specifically: (a) A loose garment worn by a woman. (b) A child's pinafore. (c) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip. (d) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like. [R.] [1913 Webster]

9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty. [1913 Webster]

11. Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts. [1913 Webster]

12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair. [1913 Webster]

14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

18. (Engin.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller. [1913 Webster]

19. (Zo["o]l.) A fish, the sole. [1913 Webster]

20. (Cricket) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively {short slip}, and {long slip}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

22. (Mach.) (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it slips. (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of the link relatively to the link block, due to swinging of the link. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous speed of an induction motor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

23. (Marine Insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwrites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To give one the slip}, to slip away from one; to elude one.

{Slip dock}. See under {Dock}.

{Slip link} (Mach.), a connecting link so arranged as to allow some play of the parts, to avoid concussion.

{Slip rope} (Naut.), a rope by which a cable is secured preparatory to slipping. --Totten.

{Slip stopper} (Naut.), an arrangement for letting go the anchor suddenly. [1913 Webster]


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