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 for To give one the slip
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slip \Slip\, n. [AS. slipe, slip.]
     1. The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.
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     2. An unintentional error or fault; a false step.
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              This good man's slip mended his pace to martyrdom.
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     3. A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion;
        hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.
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              A native slip to us from foreign seeds. --Shak.
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              The girlish slip of a Sicilian bride. --R. Browning.
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     4. A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.
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              Moonlit slips of silver cloud.        --Tennyson.
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              A thin slip of a girl, like a new moon
              Sure to be rounded into beauty soon.  --Longfellow.
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     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.
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              We stalked over the extensive plains with Killbuck
              and Lena in the slips, in search of deer. --Sir S.
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     6. An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give
        one the slip. --Shak.
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     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.
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     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.]
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     9. A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with
        silver. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     10. Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding
         of edge tools. [Prov. Eng.] --Sir W. Petty.
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     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.
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     12. A particular quantity of yarn. [Prov. Eng.]
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     13. An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon
         which it is hauled for repair.
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     14. An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between
         wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip. [U. S.]
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     15. A narrow passage between buildings. [Eng.]
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     16. A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a
         door. [U. S.]
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     17. (Mining.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.
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     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.
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     19. (Zool.) A fish, the sole.
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     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.
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     22. (Mach.)
         (a) The retrograde movement on a pulley of a belt as it
         (b) In a link motion, the undesirable sliding movement of
             the link relatively to the link block, due to
             swinging of the link.
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     23. (Elec.) The difference between the actual and synchronous
         speed of an induction motor.
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     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
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     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.
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