To Slip on
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Definition of the verb to slip on
What does to slip on mean as a doing phrase?
- put on with ease or speed
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To slip on a garment is to throw it loosely over one. So also we may compare G. schlaff, loose, with Bav. schlaiffen, schlauffen, sloufen, to slip in, slip on. Der spar slaifft sein haubt under sein fettig, the sparrow slips its head under its wing.
by John Ogilvie
— To slip on, to put on in haste or loosely; as ...
A New Universal Etymological, Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1849)
Embracing All Terms Used in Art, Science, and Literature by John Craig (lexicographer.)
To slip on, to put on in haste, or loosely, as a coat. T 0 slip the cable, to let it run out when there is no time for weighing the anchor. In Heraldry, slipped is applied to a flower or branch plucked from the stock. Supra, slip'pa, s. In Law, a tenure of ...
A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's ... enlarged quarto edition, by A. Chalmers (1820)
by Samuel Johnson
[rlepan on rather hastily : a oiloquial to slip on one's clothes. SLIP. m. s. Iro, Sax.] The act of slipping; false step. Errour ; mistake ; fault. Wootton. A twig torn from the main stock. Hooker.
Comprising the Etymology, Definition, and Pronunciation of All Known Words in the Language, as Well as Technical Terms Used in Art, Science, Literature, Commerce, and Law by John Craig, P. Austin Nuttall
To slip on, to put on in haste, or loosely, as a coat.
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