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slippery 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈslipərē/,
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slipperier, comparative; slipperiest, superlative;
  1. (of a surface or object) Difficult to hold firmly or stand on because it is smooth, wet, or slimy
    • - slippery ice
    • - her hand was slippery with sweat
  2. (of a person) Evasive and unpredictable; not to be relied on
    • - Martin's a slippery customer
  3. (of a word or concept) Elusive in meaning because changing according to one's point of view
    • - the word “intended” is a decidedly slippery one

  1. causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"
  2. not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
  3. Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc; Evasive; difficult to pin down
  4. Usually associated with gravel highways following heavy rains.
  5. Slippery road surface covered with hard ice or snow on more than 20% of the stretch of road in question.
  6. When a card is destroyed, flip a coin. If you win, return it to play.
  7. That's what might happen when it is slippery: