slipped


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

slipped

1. aborted.
2. dislocated or out of place in a more general sense.

slipped claw
flexion of the posterior claw in canaries so the dorsal surface becomes weight-bearing. May be caused by riboflavin deficiency.
slipped disk
see slipped disk.
slipped epiphysis
slipped shoulder
see suprascapular paralysis.
slipped stifle
see patellar luxation.
slipped tendon
see perosis.
References in classic literature ?
Something in this sort of style,' he replied, and at the same moment to my horror he slipped sideways off the rocks and, as I then thought, by good fortune merely, alighted among the spreading branches of a species of palm tree, that shooting its hardy roots along a ledge below, curved its trunk upwards into the air, and presented a thick mass of foliage about twenty feet below the spot where we had thus suddenly been brought to a standstill.
Wolf Larsen rove a bowline in a piece of rope and slipped it under his shoulders.
But his left hand slowly opened the table-drawer, and softly slipped into it.
When I began chopping again, my axe slipped and cut off my right leg.
Momentarily stunned, Gahan's fingers slipped from their hold upon the cordage and the man shot downward through the thin air of dying Mars toward the ground three thousand feet beneath, while upon the deck of the rolling Vanator his faithful warriors clung to their lashings all unconscious of the fate of their beloved leader; nor was it until more than an hour later, after the storm had materially subsided, that they realized he was lost, or knew the self-sacrificing heroism of the act that had sealed his doom.
I slipped into the little third room, which I have mentioned as communicating with the back drawing-room, and dropped the curtains which closed the open doorway.
Thinking thus, he slipped, with the suppleness of a serpent, to the lowest branches, the ends of which bent almost to the ground.
Hardly had D'Artagnan seen, through a crevice in his closet, that the whole apartment was in obscurity, than he slipped out of his concealment, at the very moment when Kitty reclosed the door of communication.
Then her arms slipped from about my waist and she was gone.
The man slipped off her halter, and left her there.