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slip up

phrasal verb with slip  us   /slɪp/ verb (-pp-)
to make a ​smallmistake, often as a ​result of not ​thinkingcarefully: It's ​easy for a ​journalist to slip up and use somebody else's ​idea without ​crediting him or her.

slip-upnoun [C]

 us   /ˈslɪpˌʌp/
a ​mistake that someone makes by not giving something enough ​attention: That slip-up ​cost a lot of ​money.
(Definition of slip up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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slip up

phrasal verb with slip uk   us   /slɪp/ verb (-pp-)
[I] to make a mistake: We can't ​afford to ​slip up when we're ​risking so much ​money. There is a ​solution for ​taxpayers who have ​slipped up and not ​paid on ​time.
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slip-upnoun [C]

uk   us  
a careless mistake: The ​candidate often blamed others when he made slip-ups.a slip-up in sth There have been several slip-ups in the handing of ​secretinformation.
(Definition of slip up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slip up”
in Arabic يَرتَكِب خَطأ…
in Korean 실수를 하다…
in Portuguese cometer um deslize, erro…
in Catalan equivocar-se…
in Japanese うっかり間違える, 失敗する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯错误,疏忽…
in Turkish yanılmak, hata yapmak…
in Russian ошибаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯錯誤,疏忽…
in Italian sbagliare…
in Polish pomylić się…
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