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slip up

verb uk phrasal verb with slip   /slɪp/ (-pp-) us  
C2 to make a mistake: These figures don't make sense - have we slipped up somewhere?
Translations of “slip up”
in Korean 실수를 하다…
in Arabic يَرتَكِب خَطأ…
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 Italian sbagliare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯錯誤,疏忽…
in Russian ошибаться…
in Turkish yanılmak, hata yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯错误,疏忽…
in Polish pomylić się…
(Definition of slip up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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