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Is there any difference between the words "slide" and "slip" I search for the difference a lot of time but I didn't find it

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    A slide is an apparatus in a kids' playpark; a slip is an item of women's underwear.
    – Stuart F
    Jul 6, 2023 at 15:27
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    What did you find?
    – gotube
    Jul 6, 2023 at 15:31
  • On the other hand, a landslip and a landslide are the same thing. You need to provide more context.
    – Stuart F
    Jul 6, 2023 at 16:10

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As verbs, 'slide' is a general verb for the action of moving smoothly along a surface; 'slip' is used when the sliding is accidental or not desired and for a short distance.

slide

move smoothly along a surface while maintaining continuous contact with it.

slip

an act of sliding unintentionally for a short distance.

(Oxford Languages)

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  • And a slip may lead to a slide. When I walked up Glastonbury Tor in rain, I almost had occasion to say: “I slipped on the wet grass and slid down the slope.” Jul 6, 2023 at 18:00
  • In addition to what @MichaelHarvey wrote, sliding always involves contact with a surface. A door slides along a track. A suitcase slides down a ramp. Slipping does not necessarily involve any such surface contact. An envelope may be slipped through a mail slot. Jul 6, 2023 at 18:50

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