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(Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
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  1. (Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
  2. The difference between optimal and actual output in a mechanical device.
  3. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
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  1. An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
  2. (Baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
  3. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds.
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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  1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
  2. Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission:
  3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
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  1. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
  2. To decline from a former or standard level; fall off:
  3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
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  1. To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
  2. To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
  3. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
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  1. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  2. To draw to a gradual close:
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To form the last or concluding part of:
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  1. To form the last or concluding part of:
  2. To come to an end; terminate
  3. To bring to a conclusion:
To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
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  1. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
  2. To bring or come to an end; stop; discontinue
  3. To put an end to; discontinue:
To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
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  1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  2. To have its end (in something)
  3. To bring to an end or halt:
To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
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  1. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
  2. To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.
  3. To slide backward in morals or religious enthusiasm; become less virtuous, less pious, etc.
To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean.
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  1. To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean.
  2. To move backward or away from a reference point; recede:
  3. To return to a previous, usually worse or less developed state:
To recur. Used of an illness.
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  1. To recur. Used of an illness.
  2. To slip or fall back into a former condition, esp. after improvement or seeming improvement
  3. To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
To go or move backward.
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  1. To go or move backward.
  2. To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate
(Law) To return (an estate, for example) to the grantor or the grantor's heirs or successor.
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  1. (Law) To return (an estate, for example) to the grantor or the grantor's heirs or successor.
  2. (Biol.) To return to a former or primitive type; show ancestral characteristics normally no longer present in the species
  3. To cause to go back to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief:
(Law) To become void.
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  1. (Law) To become void.
  2. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  3. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside:
To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
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  1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
  2. (Nonstandard) simple past tense of beat; = beat.
  3. (Sometimes figuratively) To cut off, remove, take away.
In or to a place thought of as lower or below; often, specif., southward
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  1. In or to a place thought of as lower or below; often, specif., southward
  2. To a lower volume of sound
  3. Into a low or prostrate physical condition
So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
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  1. So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
  2. Away from one's work or usual activity
  3. So as to be no longer in operation, function, continuance, etc.
To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
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  1. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  2. To move or proceed with little effort:
  3. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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  1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
(Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
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  1. (Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
  2. (Nautical) To change the direction of the sail so as to point in a direction that is more down wind; to bring the bow leeward.
  3. (Intransitive) To become detached or to drop from.
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
To serve as a moderator
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  1. To serve as a moderator
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To restore to a former condition or position.
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  1. To restore to a former condition or position.
  2. To send (money) in payment
  3. To become more moderate in force or intensity
To reduce the intensity or severity of; retard; abate; moderate
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  1. To reduce the intensity or severity of; retard; abate; moderate
  2. To become less tense; loosen, as rope
  3. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
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  1. To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
To sit down slowly; settle down:
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  1. To sit down slowly; settle down:
  2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  3. To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
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  1. To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
  2. To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
  3. To become less intense, bright, strong, etc.; grow dim or faint, as a light
To descend with little or no engine power, using airflow to control lift
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  1. To descend with little or no engine power, using airflow to control lift
  2. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
  3. To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating
To make a glissade; slide or glide
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  1. To make a glissade; slide or glide
  2. To perform a glissade.
To shift from a position; slip
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  1. To shift from a position; slip
  2. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
  3. To move quietly and smoothly; glide
To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
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  1. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
  2. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
  3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
To walk with a sliding motion
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  1. To walk with a sliding motion
  2. To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
  3. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface:
To breathe one's last breath; die:
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  1. To breathe one's last breath; die:
  2. (Obs.) To give off (an odor, etc.)
  3. To come to an end; terminate:
(Cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
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  1. (Cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
  3. (Intransitive) To expire, to come to an end.
To slip by; pass
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  1. To slip by; pass
  2. To slip by; pass:
To be such, by and large:
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  1. To be such, by and large:
  2. (Informal) To urinate or defecate:
  3. To be discarded or abolished:
To go, take place, or be accepted without question, dispute, or challenge
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  1. To go, take place, or be accepted without question, dispute, or challenge
  2. To cause to go by:
  3. To go by; move by or past
A slender youthful person:
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  1. A slender youthful person:
  2. A woman's sleeveless undergarment the same length as a dress, usually suspended from shoulder straps
  3. A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
Alternative spelling of slip-up.
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  1. Alternative spelling of slip-up.
  2. An unlucky happening; mishap
  3. (Idiomatic) A mistake or error; a minor misstep.
Any light or trivial matter or talk
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  1. Any light or trivial matter or talk
  2. A loose, soft, downy mass of hair, feathers, cotton, dust, etc.
  3. Something having a very light, soft, or frothy consistency or appearance:
An error, especially one in a printed work.
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  1. An error, especially one in a printed work.
  2. An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
(Law) A mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties
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  1. (Law) A mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties
  2. The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
  3. A mistake.
The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
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  1. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.
  2. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.
  3. An error or mistake
The characteristic of being incorrect.
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  1. The characteristic of being incorrect.
(Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
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  1. (Billiards, Pool) A faulty shot in which the tip of the cue slips off the ball
  2. A miss of the object one intended to hit.
  3. A mistake; error
A step that is wrong, a false step.
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  1. A step that is wrong, a false step.
  2. (Figuratively) An error or mistake.
  3. A mistake in conduct; faux pas
In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds.
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  1. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds.
  2. An error; a blunder.
  3. (Baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
(Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
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  1. (Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
  2. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
  3. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
Alternative spelling of slip-up.
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  1. Alternative spelling of slip-up.
  2. (Idiomatic) A mistake or error; a minor misstep.
  3. An error or oversight
A certain way of life or situation:
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  1. A certain way of life or situation:
  2. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience:
  3. A mistake; blunder
An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
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  1. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
The repeating of or returning to criminal behavior by the same offender or type of offender.
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  1. The repeating of or returning to criminal behavior by the same offender or type of offender.
  2. Habitual or chronic relapse, or tendency to relapse, esp. into crime or antisocial behavior
The act or an instance of relapsing
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  1. The act or an instance of relapsing
  2. A return to a former state, especially after apparent improvement.
  3. The recurrence of a disease after apparent improvement
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