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- v. To err, falter; to make a mistake.
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- v. make an error
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Nothing pleased the Cap'n more than to slip up on and catch a porter or conductor off his guard -- "asleep on duty," or "not out with his stepping box," or "putting up beds without using the box or 'shamy,'" etc., etc.
It slip up behine me one mawnin 'on the poach, an' fo 'awhile I thought my haid was buss open suah.
We'd been so intent on Von Schuler, we hadn't noticed Rick slip up behind us.
Now the boys who wanted to count coups had to slip up close enough to a sleeping dyheli to put a handprint in paint on its side.
The Piute Indians make use of a bandage in a somewhat different way; they clasp a leather girdle around the waist above the fundus of the womb, not so tight-fitting but that it will slip up and down on the body; then, as the expulsive pains come on, three, four, or more women push the girdle down after the escaping child.
The Juggler will eventually slip up and drop the ball.