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I really hate to slip but I gotta lop
1. to move, flow, pass, or go smoothly or easily; glide; slide: Water slips off a smooth surface.
2. to slide suddenly or involuntarily; to lose one's foothold, as on a smooth surface: She slipped on the icy ground.
3. to move, slide, or start gradually from a place or position: His hat had slipped over his eyes.
4. to slide out of or become disengaged from a fastening, the grasp, etc.: The soap slipped from my hand.
5. to pass without having been acted upon or used; be lost; get away: to let an opportunity slip.
6. to pass from the mind, memory, or consciousness.
7. to elapse or pass quickly or imperceptibly (often fol. by away or by): The years slipped by.
8. to become involved or absorbed easily: to slip into a new way of life.
9. to move or go quietly, cautiously, or unobtrusively: to slip out of a room.
10. to put on or take off a garment easily or quickly: She slipped on the new sweater. He slipped off his shoes.
11. to make a mistake or error: As far as I know, you haven't slipped once.
12. to fall below a standard or accustomed level, or to decrease in quantity or quality; decline; deteriorate: His work slipped last year.
13. to be said or revealed inadvertently (usually fol. by out): The words just slipped out.
14. to read, study, consider, etc., without attention: He slipped over the most important part.
15. Aeronautics. (of an aircraft when excessively banked) to slide sideways, toward the center of the curve described in turning. Compare skid (def. 15).
–verb (used with object) 16. to cause to move, pass, go, etc., with a smooth, easy, or sliding motion.
17. to put, place, pass, insert, or withdraw quickly or stealthily: to slip a letter into a person's hand.
18. to put on or take off (a garment) easily or quickly: He slipped the shirt over his head.
19. to let or make (something) slide out of a fastening, the hold, etc.: I slipped the lock, and the door creaked open.
20. to release from a leash, harness, etc., as a hound or a hawk.
21. to get away or free oneself from; escape (a pursuer, restraint, leash, etc.): The cow slipped its halter.
22. to untie or undo (a knot).
23. Nautical. to let go entirely, as an anchor cable or an anchor.
24. to pass from or escape (one's memory, attention, knowledge, etc.).
25. to dislocate; put out of joint or position: I slipped a disk in my back.
26. to shed or cast: The rattlesnake slipped its skin.
27. to ignore, pass over, or omit, as in speaking or writing.
28. to let pass unheeded; neglect or miss.
29. Boxing. to evade or avoid (a blow) by moving or turning the body quickly: He slipped a right and countered with a hard left.
30. (of animals) to bring forth (offspring) prematurely.
31. British. to detach (a railway car) from a moving train as it passes through a station.
–noun 32. an act or instance of slipping.
33. a sudden losing of one's foothold, as on slippery ground.
34. a mistake in judgment; blunder.
35. a mistake or oversight, as in speaking or writing, esp. a small one due to carelessness: a minor slip in addition; a slip of the tongue.
36. an error in conduct; indiscretion.
37. something easily slipped on or off.
38. a decline or fall in quantity, quality, extent, etc., or from a standard or accustomed level: a slip in prices.
39. Clothing. a. a woman's undergarment, sleeveless and usually having shoulder straps, extending from above the bust down to the hemline of the outer dress.
b. an underskirt, as a half-slip or petticoat.

40. a pillowcase.
41. an inclined plane, sloping to the water, on which vessels are built or repaired.
42. Nautical. the difference between the speed at which a screw propeller or paddle wheel would move if it were working against a solid and the actual speed at which it advances through the water.
43. a space between two wharves or in a dock for vessels to lie in.
44. Electricity. the difference between the synchronous and the operating speeds of a motor.
45. Machinery. a. the difference between output speed and input or theoretical speed in certain fluid or electromagnetic devices, as couplings or motors.
b. (in pumps) the difference between the actual volume of water or other liquid delivered by a pump during one complete stroke and the theoretical volume as determined by calculation of the displacement.

46. unintended movement or play between mechanical parts or the like.
47. Cricket. a. the position of a fielder who stands behind and to the offside of the wicketkeeper.
b. the fielder playing this position.

48. Geology. a. the relative displacement of formerly adjacent points on opposite sides of a fault, measured along the fault plane.
b. a small fault.

49. Also called glide. Metallurgy. plastic deformation of one part of a metallic crystal relative to the other part due to shearing action.
—Verb phrases50. slip away, a. to depart quietly or unobtrusively; steal off.
b. to recede; slowly vanish: All those facts I had memorized just slipped away.

51. slip up, to make an error; fail: I slipped up and put the letter in the wrong envelope.
—Idioms52. give someone the slip, to elude a pursuer; escape: The murderer gave the police the slip.
53. let slip, to reveal unintentionally: to let slip the truth.
54. slip a cog. cog 1 (def. 6).
55. slip between the cracks. crack (def. 54).
56. slip someone's mind, to be forgotten: I was supposed to phone, but it slipped my mind.
57. slip something over on, to deceive; defraud; trick. Also, slip one over on.


12501300; (v.) ME slippen < MD slippen; c. OHG slipfen; (n.) late ME slippe, deriv. of or akin to the v.; cf. OHG slipf a sliding, slipping, error; akin to slipper 2

1. to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant.
2. to cut off (a limb, part, or the like) from a person, animal, etc.
3. to cut off the branches, twigs, etc., of (a tree or other plant).
4. to eliminate as unnecessary or excessive: We had to lop off whole pages of the report before presenting it to the committee.
5. Archaic. to cut off the head, limbs, etc., of (a person).
–verb (used without object) 6. to cut off branches, twigs, etc., as of a tree.
7. to remove parts by or as by cutting.
–noun 8. parts or a part lopped off.
9. (of trees) the smaller branches and twigs not useful as timber.


1375–1425; late ME loppe part or parts cut off; perh. akin to OE loppe spider (see lop 2 , lobster
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lop2   /lɒp/ Show Spelled Pronunciation lop Show IPA Pronunciation
verb, lopped, lop⋅ping, adjective
–verb (used without object) 1. to hang loosely or limply; droop.
2. to sway, move, or go in a drooping or heavy, awkward way.
3. to move in short, quick leaps: a rabbit lopping through the garden.
–verb (used with object) 4. to let hang or droop: He lopped his arms at his sides in utter exhaustion.
–adjective 5. hanging down limply or droopingly: lop ears.


1570–80; v. use of obs. lop spider or lop dangling part of a tree (see lop 1 ); lit., to behave like a lop, i.e., to dangle, hang loosely. See lob 1
Navigation. line of position. Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
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lop 1 (lŏp) Pronunciation Key
tr.v. lopped, lop·ping, lops

To cut off (a part), especially from a tree or shrub: lopped off the dead branches.
To cut off a part or parts from; trim: lopped the vines back; lopped her curls shorter.
To eliminate or excise as superfluous: lopped him from the payroll.

Perhaps from Middle English loppe, small branches and twigs.
lop'per n.

lop 2 (lŏp) Pronunciation Key
intr. & tr.v. lopped, lop·ping, lops
To hang or let hang loosely; droop.

Origin unknown.

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