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Definition of "slip-up" [slip-up]

  • An error; an oversight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slip-up" in a sentence
  • "“Not an uncommon slip-up,” Washington Post blogger Steven Levingston assured his readers."
  • "They have won 12 of their 13 away matches, drawing last month at Sporting Gijon in their only slip-up on the road."
  • "Americans do expect a certain amount of decorum and, ideally, sanity from their celebrities, as the response to Melissa Leo's profane slip-up during the Academy Awards demonstrated."