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- slippery (adj.)
- "having a slippery surface," c. 1500, from Middle English sliper (adj.) "readily slipping," from Old English slipor "slippery, having a smooth surface" (see slip (v.)) + -y (2). Metaphoric sense of "deceitful, untrustworthy" is first recorded 1550s. Related: Slipperiness. In a figurative sense, slippery slope is first attested 1844. Slippery elm (1748) so called for its mucilaginous inner bark.
- 1. The clay court was slippery and he was unable to move freely.
- 2. Better driv-ing equipment will improve track adhesion in slippery conditions.
- 3. The tiled floor was wet and slippery.
- 4. Motorists were warned to beware of slippery conditions.
- 5. slippery like a fish
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