slip-up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slip-up a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
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Usage

In literature:

He snatched them up with his left hand, and slipped them inside his vest.
"File No. 113" by Emile Gaboriau
Slipping her own photograph up over it again, she took out a handkerchief and went down.
"To Let" by John Galsworthy
As Alboin rode in at St. John's gate, his horse slipped up; and could not rise, though the grooms beat him with their lance-butts.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
He merely remarked, as he folded up the little slip very carefully.
"Thelma" by Marie Corelli
Magda slipped into a big fur-coat and caught up her gloves.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
Malcolm covered him up with rugs before he slipped out to the post.
"Herb of Grace" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He snatched it up, and slipped it into the breast of his tunic.
"Arsene Lupin" by Edgar Jepson
I went up to the tree and parted its dark boughs to take her; but she had slipped behind another.
"The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy" by John Galsworthy
He wrote two lines on a slip of paper, put it in an envelope, and sealed it up.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
He rang me up and I slipped round at once.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
He had but just time to slip into this retreat, when the baffled Indians came up.
"David Crockett: His Life and Adventures" by John S. C. Abbott
When she finally opened the door, he slipped off and let himself fall to the wall, where he doubled up in a heap.
"Sky Island" by L. Frank Baum
The old night watchman had a way of slipping up on one nodding.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I slipped up and heard the plot.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Little watched beneath a tree, while Merriwell and Blossom slipped up to one of the sheds which had a favorable look.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
We slipped up the slope, with me in the lead.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Accordingly I slipped out on the road, walked up to the gate and found that, by standing on tip-toe, I could just reach the catch at the top.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
Phil was signaling to him, holding up a blue slip.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
David picked up the proof slips and reread them.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
She muttered a prayer to quiet the terror in her heart, and slipped up the bar.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
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In poetry:

The child moans; the hours slip
Bitterly over her head:
In a gray dusk, the tears drip;
Mother is up there—dead.
"One Day" by Archibald Lampman
Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake.
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me.
"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake:
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me.'
"from 'The Princess'" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Let's go to market in the moon,
And buy some dreams together,
Slip on your little silver shoon,
And don your cap and feather;
No need of petticoat or stocking--
No one up there will think it shocking.
"Moon-Marketing" by Richard Le Gallienne
The town does not exist
except where one black-haired tree slips
up like a drowned woman into the hot sky.
The town is silent. The night boils with eleven stars.
Oh starry night! This is how
I want to die.
"The Starry Night" by Anne Sexton
Since I saw your boat pass up beyond the sun
I have forgotten how to sing
And how to paddle the canoe across the lake.
I know how to sit down and how to be sad,
And I know how to say nothing;
But every other art has slipped away.
"Waiting To Marry A Student" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

Timbers slip up against 'amateur' Calif team, lose in OT.
Both Biden, Ryan slip up in debate.
Did Romney Slip Up In Embassy Spat.
Romney's Olympic Slip-Up : A Lasting Impression.
USDA's 'Meatless Mondays' slip-up angers cattle industry.
Greg Vital's credibility questioned after college slip-up .
Vanessa Hojda's 'Nic Cage' resume slip-up goes viral.
Sabres Slip Up in Finale.
Obama's drone comment was no slip-up , official says.
Titans slip up , gain infamy with loss to Indianapolis.
Neil Patrick Harris' Slip-Up With President Obama (VIDEO).
The Boss looked a little stunned and amused at the slip up and then ran back to center stage for his next song.
Burger King's Whopper of a Virginal Search Slip-up .
Willingham's ' slip-up ' violates rules.
Springsteen's Super Bowl Slip-Up .
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In science:

Having understood the phase slips further we move on to the three prong scatterer (Fig. 4) that is often encountered in mesoscopic systems including the experimental set up of Ref. and many such similar experiments.
Violation of general Friedel sum rule in mesoscopic systems
The shocks are all captured; the slip surface rolling up under the shock is evident.
Adaptive Multi-Dimensional Particle In Cell
All the structure inside the rolling up region within the outer shocks is lost: no slip surface is measured and the internal shock is also lost.
Adaptive Multi-Dimensional Particle In Cell
In practice the warp indicator is often supplemented by other ad hoc detectors to pick up all shocks, but still the rolling up region and the slip surfaces are often left undetected.
Adaptive Multi-Dimensional Particle In Cell
As the cell is swimming, it sets up a dipolar flow field, but this flow field in general does not satisfy the no-slip boundary condition on the wall.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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